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By A Customer
This review is from: Festen [VHS]  (VHS Tape)
This is possibly the best film I've ever seen. Watching it again (for the third time) last night, I was amazed by the subtlety and force of every single scene, image and gesture. The structure of the plot is on a par with a classic Greek tragedy, updated for the contemporary psyche. The transformation of every character through the gradual revelations of the story is thoroughly Shakespearean. As for the relentless power of truth, advancing slowly and unpredictably, but ultimately crushing all social artifice and pretence - it's art at its best. Awesome.