Midsommar (2019) and The Pawnbroker (1964): Meditations on Grief

What possible connection is there between Midsommar, a 2019 horror film set in remote Sweden and The Pawnbroker, Sidney Lumet’s searing portrait of a Holocaust survivor navigating the urban decay of 1960s Brooklyn?  Midsommar director Ari Aster thinks there is one, which is why he situates a photo of Sol Nazerman (Rod Steiger), the protagonistContinue reading “Midsommar (2019) and The Pawnbroker (1964): Meditations on Grief”