Thomas Vinterberg, Mogens Rukov and Bo hr. Hansen's Festen
Helge is sixty. It is a time of celebration. A time for the family to gather and smooth over the cracks left by the suicide of Linda, twin sister to Christian. As Helge's eldest son, Christian will raise the first toast.
Confined within the family house, the guests are rocked by the revelations that pierce and destroy the veneer of middle-class respectability.
"An embodiment of what theatre should be ... takes the breath away."—Independent
"A play that proves that theatre and movies can unite each other ... dramatic dynamite."
"The atmosphere simmers with tension ... the effect is quite sensational."
"Electrifying, shocking, and profoundly moving, this is a thrilling modern tragedy, playing on classical darkness without losing the light. Festen is something to celebrate."—Sunday Times
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