Festen = the celebration

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[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2022].
World Films on DVD - 2nd Floor
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[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2022].
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2 videodiscs (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (20 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 16 cm)


General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1998.
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Full screen (1.33:1).
General Note
Accompanying booklet (20 pages) includes: description of Dogme 95 movement ; the Dogme 95 vow of chastity ; cast and credits list ; How Long Can This Go On? / By Michael Koresky ; reproduction information.
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Special features: Audio commentary from 2005 featuring Vinterberg; new interview from Vinterberg; two early short films by Vinterberg: Last Round (1993) and The Boy Who Walked Backwards (1995); The Purified, a 2002 documentary about Dogme 95; program in which Vinterbert discusses the real-life inspiration for the film; documentaries featuring members of the cast and crew at the film's premiere in Copenhagen; ADM:DOP, a 2003 documentary of cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle; deleted scenes; essay by Michael Koresky.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Anthony Dod Mantle ; editor, Valdís Oskarsdottir ; music, Lars Boye Jensen.
Ulrich Thomsen, Henning Moritzen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Paprika Steen, Birthe Neumann, Trine Dyrholm, Helle Dolleris, Therese Glahn.
"The Danish Dogme 95 movement that struck world cinema like a thunderbolt began with The Celebration, Thomas Vinterberg's international breakthrough, a lacerating chamber drama that uses the economic and aesthetic freedom of digital video to achieve annihilating emotional intensity. On a wealthy man's sixtieth birthday, a sprawling group of family and friends convenes at his country estate for a celebration that soon spirals into bedlam, as bombshell revelations threaten to tear away the veneer of bourgeois respectability and expose the traumas roiling beneath. The dynamic handheld camera work, grainy natural lighting, cacophonous diegetic sound, and raw performance style that would become Dogme hallmarks enhance the shattering visceral impact of this caustic indictment of patriarchal failings, which swings between blackest comedy and bleakest tragedy as it turns the sick soul of a family inside out"--Container
System Details
Blu-ray, region A; 1.33:1 aspect ratio; monaural; requires Blu-ray player.
Danish dialogue with optional English subtitles.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Hald, B., Vinterberg, T., Rukov, M., Thomsen, U., Moritzen, H., Larsen, T. B., Steen, P., Neumann, B., Dyrholm, T., Dolleris, H., Glahn, T., Mantle, A. D., Valdís Óskarsdóttir., & Jensen, L. B. (2022). Festen =: the celebration (Director-approved two-Blu-ray edition.). The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Birgitte, Hald et al.. 2022. Festen =: The Celebration. The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Birgitte, Hald et al.. Festen =: The Celebration The Criterion Collection, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Hald, Birgitte,, et al. Festen =: The Celebration Director-approved two-Blu-ray edition., The Criterion Collection, 2022.

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