Inspired by his own childhood experiences, The Commune reunites Danish director Thomas Vinterberg with scriptwriter Tobias Lindholm (The Hunt, A Hijacking) in a new comedy-drama that focuses on the clash between personal desires versus the solidarity and tolerance in a Copenhagen commune in the mid-1970s.
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 and a generation striving to find a balance between its ideals and its reality. Featuring a stunning ensemble cast, most notably Trine Dyrholm, who was awarded the Berlin Silver Bear for Best Actress for her performance as Anna.
In Danish with English subtitles