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The Celebration

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Original title
Festen (The Celebration)
Running time
105 min.
Denmark Denmark
Thomas Vinterberg, Mogens Rukov
Anthony Dod Mantle
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Radio (DR) / SVT Drama / Nordisk Film / Nimbus Film Productions
Drama | Dogma. Family Relationships
Synopsis / Plot
At a countryside manor an annual feast is being prepared. It is to be an all out effort to celebrate the head of the family. Helge Klingenfelt, owner of the manor and family partriarch, is turning sixty. Everyone has been invited including his children, Christian, Michael, and Helene.
1998: Cannes Film Festival: Jury Special Prize
1998: Film Critics Circle of New York: Best Movie
1998: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Foreign Language Film
1998: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Foreign Language Picture
1998: European Film Awards: Discovery Award
1999: Nominated for BAFTA Awards: Best Film not in the English Language
1998: Guldbagge Awards (Sweden): Best Foreign Film
1998: Cesar Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Picture
1998: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Foreign Film
1999: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Nom. Best Int. Ind. Film - Foreign Language
1998: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
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