Festen is a Danish film, produced by Nimbus Film and directed by Thomas Vinterberg. It was released under the title The Celebration in the United States. The film tells the story of a family gathering to celebrate their father's 60th birthday . At the dinner, the eldest son publicly accuses his father of sexually abusing both . The Celebration (). Festen (original title). R | 1h 45min | Drama | 19 June (Denmark) · The Celebration Poster · Trailer. | Trailer. 1 VIDEO | 33 IMAGES. Festen (The Celebration). Festen. Details: , Rest of the world, Cert 15, mins. Direction: Thomas Vinterberg. Genre: Drama. Summary: A 60th birthday celebration descends into chaos when one of the guests makes a series of shocking revelations. With: Henning Moritzen, Paprika Steen, Thomas Bo Larsen and.
Else. The following film notes were prepared for the New York State Writers Institute by Kevin Jack Hagopian, Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at Pennsylvania State University: FESTEN's English title, "The Celebration," is an appropriate moniker. Tonight's film is a celebration of amateur filmmaking technology by a small. 12 Apr It's summertime in Denmark, and at the Great House a celebration is about to begin: Helge Klingenfeldt, patriarch and lord of the manor, is turning sixty. Invitations have been issued, the seating plan drawn up, and now the guests' cars are pulling into the drive up to the entrance: friends, relatives, and of. 8 Feb The first film created under these rules, Vinterberg's Festen () is perhaps the bleakest farce ever made, an all-out assault on the senses that leaves one unsure whether to laugh or cry. Festen, released under the title The Celebration in the United States, concerns a family gathering in honour of the.
The family patriarch and businessman Helge celebrates his 60th birthday, surrounded by relatives and close friends. The buried secrets of the family come to light. Nobody is really shocked, though. The feast goes on as if nothing happened. The well-oiled bourgeois machine still holds. Thomas Vinterberg's film Festen. Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg's searing film Festen ("The Celebration") was the first film from the Dogme 95 stable. Adhering to Dogme's cinematic purity — no artificial lighting, no superficial action, no credit for the director, and only handheld cameras for equipment — Festen was a commercial and critical success.