#653: The Celebration

b0ydv5j53y5xrsci14uieetvnlb#653 – The Celebration, (Festen), 1998, Thomas Vinteberg

A grandiose party to celebrate a sixtieth birthday unleashes a family drama with all the lies that conceal horrendous secrets. The eldest son, Christian, stages a showdown with the popular pater familias; his provocative, moving after-dinner speech dislodges all the masks, which finally fall completely as the father-son conflict intensifies and the bewildered guests look on.