Festen (The Celebration)

Nottara Theatre, Bucharest

9 - 19 November 2011 / 19:45
The Pit


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£18

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The Klingenfeldt-Hansen family is gathering to celebrate a patriarch’s 60th birthday. But festivities around the banquet table are interrupted as a startling secret, left to fester over years, is exposed.

Haunted by the past and mired in hypocrisy, watch how they react to this unpalatable revelation, one that threatens to unravel them all.

Based on the first, multi-award winning Danish film that emerged from the Dogme 95 movement, this movingly realised stage version blends nuanced performances from its Bucharest ensemble, urging us to reflect on the lasting consequences of turning away from the truth.

’...excellent production with compelling performances.’ Time Out (Bucharest)

Performance time: 19.45
Running time: 100 mins / no interval

In Romanian with English surtitles
Age guidance 15+
Contains strong language

14 Nov
Post Show Talk
John O’Mahony, Guardian journalist, and Anca Ionita, Editor of Time Out (Bucharest), in conversation with Vlad Massaci

Suuported by Romanian Cultural Institute and the Bucharest City Council

By Thomas Vinterberg and Mogens Rukov
Directed by Vlad Massaci
Set Design by Stefan Caragiu

UK premiere

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