Ari Aster's 'Midsommar' director's cut opens in theaters this Friday

Nearly two months after its initial big screen opening, Ari Aster’s Midsommar is heading back to theaters with an all new unrated director’s cut that runs 171 minutes (almost half an hour longer than the previous cut). You can check out A24 trailer for the new version, which hits select theaters this Friday, in the player below:

In the film, Dani (Florence Pugh) and Christian (Jack Reynor) are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing.

Also starring William Jackson Harper, Vilhelm Blomgran, Archie Madekwe, Ellora Torchia and Will Poulter, Midsommar has proven a hit with audiences and critics alike. It currently stands at 83% on Rotten Tomatoes and has brought in more than $34.6 million worldwide.

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Silas Lesnick is the Senior Editor of Moviebill. He has been covering entertainment news out of Los Angeles for more than a decade. You can reach him via e-mail or on Twitter.