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Ari Aster (born July 15, 1986) is an American filmmaker. He is best known for his work in horror films as the writer and director of Hereditary (2018), Midsommar (2019), and Beau Is Afraid (2023).

Aster was born into a Jewish family in New York City on July 15, 1986, the son of a poet mother and musician father. He has a younger brother. He recalled seeing his first film, Dick Tracy (1990), when he was four years old. The film featured a scene where Warren Beatty's protagonist fired a tommy gun in front of a wall of fire, allegedly causing Aster to jump from his seat and run "six New York City blocks" while his mother tried to catch him. In his early childhood, Aster's family briefly moved to England, where his father opened a jazz nightclub in Chester. The family returned to the U.S. and settled in Albuquerque, New Mexico when he was 10 years old, where he would spend the remainder of his childhood.

Aster originally had childhood aspirations of becoming an author and became interested in filmmaking through screenwriting; though he would not begin making physical films until college, Ari had written six feature screenplays before graduating from high school. As a child, Aster became obsessed with horror films, frequently renting them from local video stores. He later said, "I just exhausted the horror section of every video store I could find. I didn't know how to assemble people who would cooperate on something like that. I found myself just writing screenplays." In 2004, he enrolled at the College of Santa Fe to study film, where he also was a writer for the Weekly Alibi, a New Mexico-based arts magazine. After graduating in 2008, he was accepted into the 2010 class of fellows at the AFI Conservatory graduate program, where he earned an MFA with a focus in directing.

Aster's debut work was the short film Tale of Two Tims, which he wrote at College of Santa Fe and submitted to the American Film Institute. This earned him a fellowship into the graduate directing program at the AFI Conservatory. He followed this up with several AFI cycle films, along with comedic shorts made with industry friends such as TDF Really Works (2011).

Aster wrote and directed his breakout short film, the psychological horror The Strange Thing About the Johnsons (2011), which follows the members of a suburban family in which the father finds himself trapped in an incestuous relationship with his abusive son. The film was Aster's thesis film while studying at the AFI's graduate school, and later screened at film festivals; it premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival in Utah on January 22 before leaking online in November, where it went viral. Ivan Kander of the website Short of the Week wrote that the comments on the film's YouTube page had "everything from effusive acclaim to disgusted vitriol in terms of the internet, that means it's a hit". Aster worked on the film with fellow students from the AFI school. He first conceived the story while discussing taboos with his friends, including the film's star Brandon Greenhouse, before starting his first year at AFI. He wrote and directed five more short films between 2011 and 2018, often teaming with his AFI Conservatory friends Alejandro de Leon and Pawel Pogorzelski, among others.

Aster made his feature-length directorial debut when he wrote and directed the horror-drama film Hereditary (2018), which follows a family haunted by a mysterious presence after the death of their secretive grandmother. The film premiered in the Midnight section at that year's Sundance Film Festival, and was theatrically released in the United States on June 8. It was acclaimed by critics, with Toni Collette's performance receiving particular praise, and was a commercial success; it grossed over $80 million on a $10 million budget, becoming A24's highest-grossing film worldwide. Peter Travers wrote in Rolling Stone that it was "the scariest film of 2018".

Aster next wrote and directed the folk horror film Midsommar (2019), which was also produced by A24. It follows a group of friends who travel to Sweden for a festival that occurs once every 90 years and find themselves in the clutches of a pagan cult. Midsommar was theatrically released in the United States on July 3. The film received positive reviews from critics, with many praising Aster's direction and Florence Pugh's performance. Aster's original 171-minute cut of the film, which A24 asked him to trim down for a wide theatrical release, had its world premiere at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York City as part of its Scary Movies XII lineup on August 20. For his work on the film, Aster received a nomination for Best Screenplay at the 29th Gotham Independent Film Awards.

Aster and producer Lars Knudsen announced in June 2019 that they had launched a new production company called Square Peg. In June 2020, Aster said his next film would be a "nightmare comedy" that lasts for four hours. In February 2021, A24 announced that Aster would write and direct Beau Is Afraid (2023) as its third partnership with him. The film follows an anxiety-fuelled and paranoid middle-aged man who must venture out on a surreal odyssey to attend his mother's funeral. It was originally titled Disappointment Blvd. It was released in theaters on April 21. The film received favorable reviews as critics and audience members alike praised Aster's direction and Joaquin Phoenix's performance, but it was not a commercial success as it earned around $10 million at the box office against a budget of $35 million.

In 2021, Aster signed a first-look TV deal with A24. In August 2022, it was announced that Aster would reteam with A24 to produce Kristoffer Borgli's second feature film Dream Scenario, with Nicolas Cage attached to star. The film would be produced by Square Peg, which expanded its slate to include films by Kantemir Balagov, Guy Maddin, Don Hertzfeldt, and Sebastián Silva in 2023, as well as television adaptions of J. G. Ballard's The Drowned World, Nick Drnaso's "Acting Class", and Junji Ito's Uzumaki.

Aster participated in the 2022 edition of the Sight & Sound film polls, which are held every 10 years to commemorate the greatest films of all time and rank them in order. Directors and critics both give their 10 favorite films of all time for the poll; Aster picked Sansho the Bailiff (1954), 8½ (1963), Persona (1966), Playtime (1967), Vertigo (1968), Barry Lyndon (1975), Raging Bull (1980), Shoah (1985), Songs from the Second Floor (2000), and A Serious Man (2009). However, he also mentioned his belief that "the ranking of art is a fool's errand".

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Beau Is Afraid is a 2023 American surrealist tragicomedy horror film written, directed, and produced by Ari Aster. The film stars Joaquin Phoenix as the title character, Beau Wassermann, and also includes a supporting ensemble cast consisting of Patti LuPone, Nathan Lane, Amy Ryan, Kylie Rogers, Parker Posey, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Hayley Squires, Michael Gandolfini, Zoe Lister-Jones, and Richard Kind. Its plot follows the mild-mannered but paranoia-ridden Beau as he embarks on a surreal odyssey to get home to attend his mother's funeral, confronting his greatest fears along the way.

Distributed by A24, Beau Is Afraid premiered at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema on April 1, 2023, and began a limited theatrical release in the United States on April 14, 2023, before a wide release the following week. The film received generally favorable reviews from critics.

Beau Wasserman is the son of a famous and wealthy businesswoman, Mona, who is responsible for building a large conglomerate empire. He grows up without a father, who his mother says died the night Beau was conceived due to a heart murmur caused by an orgasm. As a teenager on a cruise trip with his mother, Beau meets and falls in love with a girl named Elaine. The two kiss and promise to remain virgins until they meet again as adults.

As an adult, Beau is extremely anxious and living alone in a crime-ridden city. He prepares for a flight to see his mother for the anniversary of his father's death, but misses his plane after his keys and luggage are stolen from his door. Beau calls his mother to explain the situation, but she dismisses him. After having been locked out by deranged homeless people for the night, he attempts to call his mother, only to have it answered by a UPS driver who tells him that she was decapitated in an accident. After violent confrontations with an intruder at home, then by a police officer and a murderer on the street, Beau is hit by a food truck.

Beau wakes up wounded two days later in the house of a married couple, Grace and Roger, who live with their angsty teenage daughter Toni, and care for an unstable veteran named Jeeves, who was their late son's battle buddy after he was killed in action. Beau calls Mona's attorney, Dr. Cohen, who chastises him and informs Beau that despite the Jewish custom to lay the body to rest as soon as possible, her last wish was not to be buried until he was present. Roger promises to take Beau to his mother's estate as soon as possible but insists Beau rest until he is healed. On the day of Beau's release, Toni attempts to force him to drink a can of paint, before doing it herself, committing suicide. Grace walks in on Beau standing over Toni's body and violently blames him for her death. As Beau flees into the woods, Grace sends Jeeves after him.

Lost in the wilderness, Beau comes upon a group of traveling theatre actors named "The Orphans of the Forest.” He is invited to their rehearsal and becomes entranced by the play, imagining himself as the protagonist, who spends his entire life looking for his family after they’re separated by a flood. A man approaches Beau and informs him that he knew his father, who he says is still alive. The troupe is ambushed by Jeeves, where he slaughters several actors in the process; Beau flees deeper into the woods.

Beau hitchhikes the rest of his way to the estate, only to find that he had just missed his mother's funeral. Beau is awakened from a nap when a woman arrives late for the service, and realizes it is Elaine. They reconnect before having sex. Beau is terrified that he's going to die upon climaxing but is relieved when he survives. Elaine, however, has died mid-orgasm, her body frozen stiff. Mona then appears from the shadows and reveals that she was alive and spying on him all along his journey. She shames Beau for not loving her enough and he demands to know the truth about his father. Mona takes him to the attic, where Beau learns that he not only has a twin brother, but that his father is actually a giant anthropomorphic penis-shaped monster. At that moment, Jeeves breaks into the house and is killed by the monster. After further humiliation from his mother, an enraged Beau briefly strangles her before she collapses.

In shock, Beau leaves the estate on a motorboat. After entering a cave, the boat's motor begins to stall, and he suddenly finds himself in a crowded arena on trial for being a bad son, with Mona and Dr. Cohen acting as prosecutors and a cheap lawyer defending Beau. With his feet glued to the boat, Beau tries to fend for himself and appeal to his mother, but she does not respond. Realizing he's completely hopeless in his situation, he decides to accept his fate. The motor explodes, capsizing the boat and drowning Beau. The credits silently roll as the crowd leaves the arena with Dr. Cohen and Mona, who sobs uncontrollably.

The film had been in development by Ari Aster for some time, with a 2011 short film entitled Beau, that would later serve as the basis for a sequence in the feature film, and a 2014 draft of the script that circulated on the internet. Aster has described the film in many ways, including initially as a "nightmare comedy,", "a Jewish Lord of the Rings, but just going to his mom’s house," and as "if you pumped a 10-year-old full of Zoloft, and him get your groceries."

In February 2021, A24 announced the film, then titled Disappointment Blvd., with Joaquin Phoenix on board to star in the leading role. The film's ensemble cast was announced in June and July. Co-star Stephen McKinley Henderson described Aster and Phoenix as "so simpatico ... their way of working together was like they were really old friends. They could get upset and make up in the span of seconds, it seemed. But the work was always the better for it." During a Q&A session on April 1, 2023 with actress Emma Stone, Aster recounted an incident in which, during the shooting of a “very intense” scene involving Phoenix's co-star Patti LuPone, Phoenix suddenly collapsed and lost consciousness as a result of the physical intensity of his stunts, which included breaking through glass. Initially annoyed because "it was a really good take", Aster realized it was serious as " was letting people touch him and people were tending to him and he was allowing it".

Principal photography began on June 28, 2021, and concluded that October. The film was shot in Downtown Montreal, and Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, an off-island suburb of Montreal in Quebec, with cinematographer Pawel Pogorzelski and production designer Fiona Crombie. Animation for the film was done by Cristobal León & Joaquín Cociña, who were personally chosen by Aster for their work on the 2018 stop-motion film The Wolf House. With a budget of $35 million, Beau Is Afraid is A24's most expensive film.

The film's score, like with Aster's previous film Midsommar, was composed and produced by British electronic musician Bobby Krlic, who performs under The Haxan Cloak. With the score, Krlic stated that "every step of the way , you're with Joaquin, you're with Beau", adding that the score is meant to be a representation of Beau's mental state throughout the events of the film.

The score was released on April 20, 2023, a day before the film's wide theatrical release, through A24's music division, and is separated into five parts, corresponding with the five acts of the film in which the songs appear.

Beau Is Afraid officially premiered in Los Angeles on April 10, 2023, at the Directors Guild of America, with Aster and the cast in attendance. The film initially had a sneak premiere with a Q&A moderated by Emma Stone at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Brooklyn, New York as part of an April Fools' Day event with livestream screenings provided at Alamo theaters in select cities, as the audience attending was originally scheduled to watch the director's cut of Aster's Midsommar (2019). Further exclusive Q&A screenings were conducted, with moderators such as Martin Scorsese, Nathan Fielder and Rachel Sennott. The film was released theatrically in the United States by A24 on April 21, 2023, following a delay from its original 2022 schedule.

The film will be released digitally on June 13, followed by a Blu-ray and DVD release on July 11.

In its opening weekend the film grossed $320,396 (an average of $80,099) from four theaters, finishing 14th at the box office. Expanding to 965 theaters in its second weekend, the film made $2.7 million, finishing ninth. In its third weekend the film made $1.4 million from 2,125 theaters, finishing 13th.

Beau Is Afraid generally received favorable reviews, with praise directed towards Aster's direction and Phoenix's performance. On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 68% of 232 critics' reviews are positive, with an average rating of 6.8/10. The website's consensus reads: "Beau Is Afraid is overstuffed to the point of erasing the line between self-flagellation and self-indulgence, but Ari Aster's bravura and Joaquin Phoenix's sheer commitment give this neurotic odyssey undeniable power." Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the film a score of 63 out of 100, based on 51 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".

Reviewing for RogerEbert.com, Nick Allen gave the film 3.5 out of 4 stars, calling it "gobsmacking, sometimes exhausting, always beguiling," and wrote that it was Aster's "funniest movie yet." He praised Phoenix's performance as "fascinating," and concluded that "the ambition is the point." Manohla Dargis of the New York Times wrote that the film was "a supersized, fitfully amusing, self-important tale of fear and loathing," and chastised the run-time by saying, "It’s a journey; midway, it becomes a slog."

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Beau Is Afraid is a 2023 American surrealist tragicomedy horror film written, directed, and produced by Ari Aster.

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