The Commune


Still from The Commune

Friday, 03 March 2017: The Commune

Friday, 03 March 2017, 20:00

Venue: (see Locations and Tickets for further details)

Programme category: Forest Row Film Society

Director: Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark 2016, 111 mins, 15

“An emotional and intensely focused lead performance from Trine Dyrholm carries this new movie from Danish Director Thomas Vinterberg” – Guardian

Erik (University lecturer) and Anna (TV newscaster) inherit a large house in 1970s Copenhagen. To help pay the running costs, they recruit free thinkers to set up a commune. We watch as it takes shape, often hilariously, but when Erik falls for one of his students the housemates struggle with their beliefs and values.

“A large, chaotically chattering cast, polarities of farcical humour and teariest melodrama, even a rocking-around-the-Christmas-tree singalong: All the elements of a mass heart-sweller superficially present in erstwhile Dogma 95 rebel Thomas Vinterberg’s return to Danish cinema” – Variety

Further reading

  1. Hollywood Reporter