Title: The Commune 

Directors: Thomas Vinterberg

Screenplay: Tobias Lindholm

Cast: Trine Dyrholm, Ulrich Thomsen, Helene Reingaard Neumann, Lars Ranthe, Fares Fares

Editing: Anne Østerud, Janus Billeskov Jansen

Production: Sisse Graum Jørgensen and Morten Kaufmann (Zentropa Entertainments)

Year: 2015

Country: Denmark 

Length: 111 min


Erik and Anna are a professional couple with a dream. Along with their daughter Freja, they set up a commune in Erik’s huge villa in the upmarket district of Copenhagen. With the family at the center of the story, we are invited into the dream of a real commune; we participate in the house meetings, dinners and parties. 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.



The Copenhagen-born director, Thomas Vinterberg, got his start by training at the Danish Film Academy and made his breakthrough on the international music scene with the film Festen (The Celebration) in 1998. Festen was also the first film that was produced out of the artistic movement Dogme 95, co-created by Vintenberg.

After the first ‘Dogme film’ Vintenberg directed many critically acclaimed films such as Submarino (2010), on the consequences of a lack of empathy, was widely praised, and Jagten (The Hunt, 2012), which traces the ostracism of a male nursery teacher falsely accused of sexual abuse.