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In Celebration (1975)

ID: 16046
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Starring: Brian CoxAlan Bates
Director: Lindsay Anderson
Category: Foreign
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Video: Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
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Length: 131 mins
Release Date: 2003-07-22
Rental: $ 4.00
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"Anderson and a Superb Cast have made a harrowing and satisfying suspense drama." - New York Magazine

Utilizing the same brilliant cast as In Celebration's original highly acclaimed Royal Court Theater run, director Lindsay Anderson (O Lucky Man, If) re-imagines his stage triumph into a riveting cinematic experience. Anderson grounds David Storye's ferocious and poignant drama in a setting that is as realistic as the playwright's caustic portrait of generational hypocrisy is universal. In their tiny house in a Yorkshire mining town, God-fearing and hard-working Mr. and Mrs. Shaw (Bill Owen and Constance Chapman) welcome their sons home to celebrate the couple's fortieth wedding anniversary. But with each son's arrival, more and more of the Shaw's model blue collar family facade begins to chip away. Middle son Colin's (James Bolam) engagement has placed him on the pat to a loveless marriage. Barely shouldering the burdens of his shattered artistic aspirations and his own family, Steven, the baby, brilliantly played by Brian Cox (Manhunter, 25th Hour), is on the threshold of a nervous breakdown. But the toaster tossed into this already scalding theatrical bath is Alan Bates (Georgy Girl, The Cherry Orchard) as eldest son Andrew. As father, mother and brothers futilely try to hide the truth from themselves and each other, Bates' Andrew tears into the Shaw family's carefully maintained fictions with animal fury and all too human bitterness.

Anderson's spare and elegant direction grants his ensemble the space to collide and retreat even within the cramped confines of the Shaws' collier's cottage. In Anderson's sensitive hands, In Celebration becomes the visionary antithesis of John Ford's How Green Was My Valley and a cautionary yet inspiring tableau of a modern family living at a medieval level of disharmony.



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