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 versus the solidarity and tolerance in a commune in the mid-1970s.
Inspired by his own childhood experiences, The Commune is new comedy-drama by BAFTA-nominated director Thomas Vinterberg (Festen, The Hunt) who reunites with writer Tobias Lindholm (The Hunt, A Hijacking)
In the early-70s, 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. But when Erik begins an affair with Emma, a beautiful young student from his course, the spirit of free love that formed the foundations of the commune will threaten to bring it all tumbling down.
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.
Thomas Vinterberg: Director
Jesper Tøffner: Cinematographer
Anne Østerud: Editor #1
Janus Billeskov Jansen: Editor #2
Tobias Lindholm: Scriptwriter
Sisse Graum Jørgensen: Producer
Marie Gade Denessen: Executive producer
Original title: Kollektivet
Production company: Zentropa Entertainment
Production year: 2015
Starring: Trine Dyrholm, Ulrich Thomsen, Helene Reingaard Neumann, Lars Ranthe and Fares Fares
DVD catalogue number: ART799DVD
Winner of Best Actress Silver Bear at 2016 Berlin Film Festival - Trine Dyrholm
Official competition, 2016 Berlin International Film Festival
Nominated for Best European Actress at the 2016 European Film Awards - Trine Dyrholm