Festen (World Classics Collection)

Umbrella EntertainmentSKU: DAVID3546
Sale price $9.95 AUD
Release Date: Oct 2016

  • The Disclosure of the Celebration (9mins) 
  • Thomas Vinterberg discusses the origins of the filmThe Celebration in Retrospect (30mins) 
  • An extensive cast and crew featurette The Making of the Celebration (24mins) 
  • Intriguing behind-the-scenes footage Deleted Scenes

Disc type: DVD
No. of discs: 1
Running time: 102
Audio format: 2
Format: PAL
Colour: Colour
Languages: Danish
Aspect ratio: 4:3
Image ratio: FULL FRAME
Subtitles: English
Year of Production: 1998
Release Date: 05 October 2016


This landmark saga of familial disintegration was the first film to adhere to the DOGME95 Manifesto, and remains the most accessible work in the genre, winning a swag of international awards including the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Filmed in real time, director Thomas Vinterberg's chilling examination of a family celebration has all the hallmarks of the Dogme movement - handheld cameras, unforced dramatics and powerful realism. We are introduced to the affluent Klingenfeldt family on the eve of the patriarch's 60th birthday but with the strange death of his daughter destabilising the precarious family equilibrium, the celebration is thrown into turmoil following a shocking revelation. Featuring brilliant performances from a top-notch Danish cast, Festen cracks an upper class facade of wealth, power and propriety by revealing the hidden pasts and broken lives simmering within.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg

Cast: Ulrich Thomsen

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