The Celebration is an acclaimed 1998 Danish film, written and directed by Thomas Vinterberg and produced by Nimbus Film. Its original Danish title is Festen, and it was released under this title in the UK. The film tells the story of a family gathering to celebrate their father's 60th birthday. At the birthday dinner, his eldest son publicly accuses him of sexually abusing and raping both him and his sister, who recently committed suicide.
Respected family patriarch and businessman Helge (Henning Moritzen) is celebrating his 60th birthday at their family-run hotel. Gathered together are his loyal wife Elsa, his daughter Helene, his sons Michael (Thomas Bo Larsen) and Christian (Ulrich Thomsen), and other guests. Their oldest daughter, Linda, had recently committed suicide in one of the rooms.Before the celebration dinner, Helene finds Linda's suicide note, but hides it. Later, during dinner, Christian makes a speech to the family in which he accuses Helge of sexually abusing