photo:  Michał Ramus

There are secrets that destroy everything you love…

Each of us attended at least one family event that suddenly crumbled right before our eyes: the joyful mood, desperately upheld by the kind-hearted aunts and inebriated uncles, unexpectedly dissipated, and the atmosphere grew heavy. In The Celebration, this decomposition of a long-awaited party that we watch on stage is merely the premise of an original, important story, full of twists and turns.

In the background of the story about a family celebration lurks a scandal and truth that has been hidden for years. Truth is uncomfortable and nobody wants to hear it, because once said – it explodes with the power of a bomb, hurting everyone.

reviews:

A tale of a lying society and a family breaking down from the inside, hidden behind smoke and mirrors, conventions, time-honoured rituals.

Iwona Kłopocka, NTO, 26 September 2016

Thomas Vinterberg and Mogens Rukov

THE CELEBRATION (FESTEN)

DIRECTED BY:
Norbert Rakowski
TRANSLATION:
Elżbieta Frątczak-Nowotny
STAGE DESIGN:
Aleksandra Czupkiewicz / Anna Haudek
COSTUME DESIGN:
Justyna Gwizd
MUSIC:
Marcin Partyka
CHOREOGRAPHIC CONSULTATIONS:
Izabela Chlewińska

CAST:

Cecylia Caban
Karolina Kuklińska
Arleta Los-Pławszewska
Katarzyna Osipuk
Judyta Paradzińska
Ewa Wyszomirska
Andrzej Czernik
Bartosz Dziedzic
Jacek Dzisiewicz
Andrzej Jakubczyk
Łukasz Konopka
Krzysztof Wrona / Karol Kossakowski
Leszek Malec
Michał Świtała

GUEST:
Joanna Osyda
Gilles Chamboraire
Waldemar Kotas

KIDS:
Amelia i Zlatan Nowak
Lena Wijas
Adam Rudkowski

RUNNING TIME:
135 minutes

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