Today, we’re sharing a special conversation following the world premiere of Ari Aster’s director’s cut of Midsommar. The 171-minute version of his sunny Sweden-set horror film premiered this past weekend at the 12th edition of our annual Scary Movies film festival. The festival closes out tonight with Ready or Not (standby only!) and Finale (get tickets).

In the Q&A, Aster talked with programmer Madeline Whittle about the differences in his director’s cut, how it’s closer to his original intentions for the film, his admiration for Edward Yang, the shot from the trailer that got cut from both versions of the film, and much more.

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