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Film Fest Gent - Festen
Archived: Festen - Festen (1998)

director: Thomas Vinterberg

composer: Lars Bo Jensen
With: Ulrich Thomsen, Henning Moritzen en Paprika Steen

Film Fest Gent - Festen

A darkly comic journey into forbidden family territory. No one can ignore a person like Danish patriarch Helge Klingenfeldt. So on his sixtieth birthday, a celebration is required. Friends and relatives scurry to the country estate. Eventually, every family's secrets will come out. And since his twin sister's death two months ago, prodigal son Christian is more haunted than usual. The time has come for the darkest family skeleton to be revealed, and it must be done in their father's style - with flair, and malice.


director: Thomas Vinterberg
composer: Lars Bo Jensen
producer: Birgitte Hald
screenplay: Thomas Vinterberg & Mogens Rukov
Editor: Valdís Óskarsdóttir
Cinematography: Anthony Dod Mantle

production company: Nimbus Film Productions

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Country: Denmark
year: 1998

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Other festival films by director Thomas Vinterberg

2000:The Boy Who Walked Backwards
1999:De Største Helte
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