City Gallery

Past event

Summer Sunday Screening: Midsommar (Director’s Cut)

2.00pm Sunday 23 January

Join us for a series of Sunday film screenings in January selected by Senior Curator Aaron Lister for their resonance with Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings 

Hilma af Klint has put modern Swedish art on the map. Her works are National Treasures. Ari Aster’s folk horror film/fairytale Midsommar (2019) offers a different take on Swedish tourism. A group of American grad students travel to Sweden to experience traditional summer solstice festivities and become far more than just observers. Midsommar is seeped in folk traditions, gore, and in art. Aster acknowledges af Klint and other artists associated with theosophy and occultism as influences. Her work is a presence felt if never seen in the film. 


The second of our Summer Sunday Screenings: See also Personal Shopper and Point and Line to Plane.

Attendance is open to anyone who has bought a ticket to Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings.

To attend:

Step 1: Simply book into the event.
Step 2: Show evidence of a ticket purchase to any session of Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings when arriving for the film.

Film attendance does not allow access to the exhibition unless you have a ticket for that session.

A My Vaccine Pass will be required upon entry for those ages 12+ from Friday 3 December. Read our COVID-19 guidelines here.