In 1998, Thomas Vinterberg revolutionised cinema with Festen (Celebration). The audience was stunned by this new movement called Dogma 95 and, above all by this worrying, savage and brutal family history plagued with hypocrisy, incest and sexual abuse. This play is an adaptation of the film, a dreadful tale on the imposing hypocrisy of social relations among the upper classes and in families; it delivers a hammer blow to our conscience.
After many years, Jon returns to his parents’ home to celebrate his father’s 60th birthday with his siblings and extended family. The party atmosphere is shattered when Jon publicly accuses his father of committing incest with him and his defunct twin sister when they were just children. There is general disbelief as his words run like an electric shock through the body of his family and violence hangs heavy in the air. The family will then attempt to close this gushing wound with this intense, stark text that invites us to analyse the latent cruelty in this, our snobbish patriarchal society.
Days 7 and 8 – 19:00 h.
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