Several friends travel to Sweden to study as anthropologists a summer festival that is held every ninety years in the remote hometown of one of them. What begins as a dream vacation in a place where the sun never sets, gradually turns into a dark nightmare as the mysterious inhabitants invite them to participate in their disturbing festive activities.
A beautiful waterfront house, a Swedish flag fluttering in the wind. A sailboat tied to the wooden deck below. This is the setting of the friends' annual Midsummer celebrations. The friends are gathered at Emil's family house and the herring lunch, sauna, games and compulsory skinny dipping are as always prepared. Expectations are set - Micke worries about his highly pregnant wife and the fastest way to the nearest hospital. Eva is looking for some distraction from her recent split with Patrick and Sam. Emil's college buddy from the States arrives with his own expectations of Swedish sin. Wannabe singer-songwriter Anders hasn't told his wannabe pregnant girlfriend Maria about his low sperm count and hopes to solve the problem over the weekend. To top it off Emil's surprise seems to lift the party to unprecedented heights. If everything had gone according to plan that is.
An experimental short commentary about the film Midsommar (2019) made by Ari Aster, uses of bright colours and effects to add onto the idea the director had for the story.
The Andersson family and the Blixt family is going to Karin's aunt Hulda to celebrate Midsummer. But just before they leave, Sophie breaks up with Sune! The disaster is gigantic. Sune decides to win Sophie back by celebrating a truly romantic midsummer with her - just like mom and dad did 20 years ago. But the question is whether Sune thinks too much about everything being good in his way, and forgets that not everyone thinks like him ...
Background of Midsommar. Interviews, making-off etc
A close look at the people in the populist rightwing party Sverigedemokraterna (Sweden Democrats).
A series of brutal murders of Polish women who secretly hiding in Sweden becomes the new A - team first case. The victims prove to be key witnesses in a major lawsuit against the Polish mafia . Three of them have been found murdered in the space of a few days , two missing and the hope is that they are still alive. Detective Kerstin Holm get command when the hunt for a ruthless killer and his shady victim begins.
At dawn on June 22, 1941, Germany invaded the Soviet Union. On the same morning, Germany demanded permission from the Swedish government to transport 18,000 German soldiers from Norway to Finland across Sweden by railway. This was a difficult problem for the Swedish government. On one hand remaining friendly with Germany at the height of its power, on the other maintaining a strict neutrality. The Swedish cabinet meet in Stockholm to decide upon the best reply to the German demands.
A 1942 short film.
A group of young people gathered on the countryside to celebrate midsummer dancing, drinking and romancing. And some fighting too. Followed by more violence, jealousy and guilt. On the journey home one of the cars the travel in collides with a bus.
Midsummer celebration with dance and courtship in the idyllic Swedish landscape.
A Swedish TV play about a workhouse in Småland, Sweden. Midsummer's Dream in the Workhouse is written by Pär Lagerkvist.
Rock musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream".
The first puppet kinescope in the world. It is based on the famous poetic comedy by William Shakespeare. Three worlds meet in this story: the noble world of three Athens couples, a common popular world of tradesmen amateur theatre and a fairy-tale happiness of magic creatures as elves and nymphs. The film is considered the most remarkable Jirí Trnka's work and a milestone in the history of the world animation.
A nutty inventor, his frustrated wife, a philosopher cousin, his much younger fiancée, a randy doctor, and a free-thinking nurse spend a summer weekend in and around a stunning - and possibly magical - country house.
After a volcanic eruption causes floods, members of the moomin family find refuge inside a floating theater.