Festen

Synopsis: Interviews and footage from the premiere of the first Dogme film The Celebration.
Year:
1998
28 min
200 Views

Quiet, kids! We're here.

Behave yourselves.

It's just not done.

I'm your sister.

A good thing

it's only once every ten years.

- Granddad... welcome...

- Thank you, thank you.

- Thanks for a lovely funeral.

- Thank you.

Great to see you again.

Hello again.

It was a hot trip.

I'll go and unpack my wife.

Hi, dad.

Your father asked me to be

toastmaster this evening, OK?

Do you know Lise?

- How are you, my boy?

- It's so sad.

The weather...

I'm not sure I can take it.

- Hi there, you haven't changed.

- Thanks.

Welcome... go on into the hall.

You'll meet Helge.

Hello, Pierre.

Christian, darling! How lovely

you could make it after all!

- You look great.

- Excuse me, the guests are here.

Go to your father.

Don't forget to say Happy Birthday.

Hello, dad.

Happy Birthday!

- They're all waiting.

- Sit down a moment.

I've something important to tell you.

Sit down.

Come on, sit down.

- Join me in a cognac?

- No, thanks.

Yes, it's... very important.

I've been thinking about it for days.

Listen... two hookers are

sitting in a railway carriage.

Don't laugh at your old dad!

On his birthday, too!

How dare you?

I'll have to tell your mother.

- We're waiting for you.

- The boy is laughing in my face.

- Christian, you mustn't do that.

- Let's tell jokes, then.

If I want a natter

with my eldest son...

How are things?

Fine; I'm moving into

Lyons at the moment, and...

I can read the papers, my boy.

You're doing well.

How about that girlfriend

who is always phoning?

Can't you have a few kids

and move back home?

She's having someone else's kid.

Then find another girl

and move back here.

I'm getting older

and I want my family around me.

- Then there's your mother.

- What about her?

- She's getting tired of my jokes.

- I see why.

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