'The Commune' reunites Danish director Thomas Vinterberg ('Kursk: The Last Mission', 'Festen') 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 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
★★★★ "Dyrholm gives an extraordinary performance" - Kate Muir, The Times
★★★★ "A bittersweet comedy and shrewd social commentary" - India Halstead, Culture Whisper