Festen (The Celebration) (15)
This production ended on 01/03/2015
This film is Dogme 1 - Dogme in its first incarnation. It proved much more approachable than it might have looked on paper; the rules under which it was made turn out to be a gift and an opportunity for a talented director, with a sparkling story about the childhood secrets revealed by a son at his father’s 60th birthday party. Festen is a delicious exercise in controlled, cathartic anarchy, worth watching for its singular, poignant story, its mirth and its fearlessness.
Thanks to Metrodome
Location: Theatre by the Lake, Studio