Stephen Arnell

Midsummer movies: what to watch on the longest day

15 films to mark the solstice

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Florence Pugh in Midsommar, 2019 (Photo by Gabor Kotschy, Courtesy of A24)

The summer solstice (which falls today) has been a time of celebration and religious rituals since the dawn of mankind. Some associate the event with neo-druidic gatherings at Stonehenge and the like, others with ghastly human sacrifices to placate the Old Gods – while many see the solstice as simply a time to celebrate the longest day of the year with (relatively) innocent folkloric revels.

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