Solstice D'été

DVD - 2019
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A young woman reluctantly joins her boyfriend on a summer trip to a Swedish festival where things quickly go awry.
Publisher: [Universal City, CA] :, Universal,, [2019]
Description: 1 videodisc (147 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Copyright Date: ©2019
Branch Call Number: DVD Mids


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Feb 16, 2021

The most beautiful horror film I've ever watched. The empathy shown between some of the characters feels more real that usual for a movie and is all the more insidious, as I was left wondering how does one deal with grief? Is suffering on some level actually a healthy state to exist in? There's a haunted feeling of unease that I haven't been able to leave behind after watching it, which I place with the other unsettled feelings...but those came from more obvious origins. There are some minor flaws that I had to search for answers for on the internet afterwards, no film is perfect, even if it is beautiful on the surface. Florence Pugh is wonderful as the protagonist. A great deal of care was made with the costumes and some wonderful sets in an idyllic setting. Some of the scenes were graphic, but in a strange way it didn't feel needlessly so for a horror film. Just be fore warned, as there is a stark contast when immersed in apparent spendor. Enjoy.

Feb 14, 2021

Is this thing anything more than a cross between "Martha, Marcy, May, Marlene" and "The Ballad of Narayama", only much, much, much more retarded? it's only positive feature was it's portrayal of US graduate students in anthropology as total idiots.
In it's present form, it could only have been redeemed if the Swedish girl that had the hots for lunky Chris had a poster of Julie Brown in her bedroom. On her boom-box would be Brown's famous song, "I like 'em Big & Stupid", noted by the line "The kind of guy that does something for me/ is Superman with a lobotomy."

Feb 13, 2021

Looks good, seems like smart filmmaking, until I realized I had been watching for 50 minutes, and the thing was going nowhere, no hint of terror or horror, nor of any direction. Then it goes somewhere. Dumb-ass hippy commune shit. I know it too well. And of course they smile as they exhibit evil, blah blah.
As a horror flick, very weak. As social commentary, tired. A complete waste.

Jan 16, 2021

The writer/director said he wrote this after he had a break up. It is sad that he used his efforts to produce a disturbing, sadistic and evil horror movie. A warning: Once you have seen it, you cannot remove the images from your head. We spent night after night watching comedies and happy cartoon movies to try to override the awful experience of watching this movie that had no redeeming character or side plots. We lasted till the end thinking there would be a plot change at the finale that would make it palatable. We should never have started the movie. It is not like a horror movie of aliens and monsters. We are talking evil human beings here. Forget culture or pretty scenery, this is sick and there is nothing to learn, or appreciate from it.

Jan 05, 2021

i liked the experience of watching this movie it really scratched a specific itch for me but i dont know if it is a good movie its not for everyone but it was a good experience so i would reccomend

Nov 16, 2020

Waste of 2 hours. Scenery is the only good thing.

Nov 08, 2020

Disturbing, twisted, weird blatent - un-necessary sexual rituals, strange, bizarre waste of time. Don't waste time with this movie. I did NOT like this movie.

lousy movie. not even scary.

Sep 24, 2020

I found this movie to actually be disturbing. I think why I find the movie to be disturbing is for the fact this situation could actually exist in reality. The friend that everyone underestimates turns out to be the most dangerous one who plays everyone. The human sacrifices has been known to happen with all different cults and tribes throughout history. Some of the viking traditions. How the highly educated students are so caught up in their own selves that they do not even wonder why their friends that they went on a trip with just started to disappear. Everything about this movie I found actually disturbing as it can really exist and the elders used different plants as drugs. Like have you never heard of a rape drug? This movie is definitely an adult movie and should not be watched by youths or children. This is even the next day after watching the movie and I still find myself disturbed by it and I can watch about anything.

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ArapahoeTina Dec 11, 2019

"Well we think of life like the seasons. So you're a child until you're 18 and that's spring. And then at some point we all do our Pilgrimage, which is between 18 and 36, and that's summer. And then from, eh - 36 to 54, we're working age, which is *fall*. And then finally from 54 to 72 you become a mentor."

ArapahoeTina Dec 11, 2019

"So we just gonna ignore the bear then?"

Dec 08, 2019

Christian: I think I ate one of her pubic hairs.

Nov 02, 2019

The prep - Kool-Aid:

What does it do?
-Oh, um... It, uh... It breaks down your defenses and opens you for the influence.
Here. Here, smell this.
-What is it?
It calms you down.
Are you not disturbed by what we just saw?
-Yeah, of course I am. That was really, really shocking. I'm trying to keep an open mind though. That's cultural, you know? We stick our elders in nursing homes. I'm sure they find that disturbing.
Welcome to Harga, and happy midsummer! It has been 90 years since our last great feast and it will be 90 years before our next. And what poetry that it's now the hottest and brightest summer on record. We already have so much to give back and so, without any further blathering, let's raise our glasses. Let our Nine-Day feast commence.
As Harga takes, so Harga also gives.
Now, it's traditional for the May Queen to bless our crops and livestock. And after the luck you just inherited from that salt herring,

Nov 02, 2019

I'm doing my research on European midsummer traditions, these guys are just tagging along.
-Mr. Pelle's invited us to an authentic hippie midsummer at his yodeling farm.
Yeah, it's sort of a crazy nine-day festival my family's doing. Lots of pageantry... Uh-huh. ...special ceremonies, and dressing up.
Why 36?
-Well, we think of life like the seasons. So you're a child until you're 18 and that's Spring. And then at some point, we all do our Pilgrimage which is between 18 and 36. That's Summer, and then from 36 to 54, we're working age, which is Fall. And then finally from 54 to 72 you become a mentor.
-What happens at 72?
Oh, my God, the women here. What is it that makes them hotter?
-The Vikings grabbed all the best babes from other countries and dragged them over.
Not a lot of privacy.
-Yeah, what do you do when you need to jerk off?


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Dec 08, 2019

Sexual Content: Graphic sexual content and nudity


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