The Commune

The Commune

The Commune’ reunites Danish director Thomas Vinterberg with scriptwriter Tobias Lindholm (‘The Hunt’, ‘A Hijacking’) in a story that focuses on the clash between personal desires and solidarity and tolerance in a commune in the mid-1970s.

Successful professor of architecture Erik inherits a large mansion in suburban Copenhagen and decides to set up a commune with his wife Anna and daughter Freja. Together they invite friends, acquaintances and strangers to live with them, creating a melting pot of left-wing ideas and new familial bonds. It is friendship, love and togetherness under one roof until an earth-shattering love affair puts the community and the commune to its greatest test yet.By turns witty, moving and poignant, ‘The Commune’ is an insightful portrayal of human relationships performed by a stunning ensemble cast, most notably Trine Dyrholm, who was awarded the 2016 Berlin Silver Bear for Best Actress for her performance as Anna.

★★★★ “A warm, sharply characterised and absorbing melodrama” - Tom Huddleston, Time Out

★★★★ “A bittersweet comedy and shrewd social commentary” - India Halstead, Culture Whisper

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Runtime 111 Minutes
Release date 2016
  • Certification: 15