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The Commune

THOMAS VINTERBERG
Denmark, 2016
111 minutes, Color
Official website

Loosely inspired by Thomas Vinterberg's own childhood experiences, this is his finest film since The Celebration. Set in the 1970s, it finds architect Erik, his TV presenter wife, Anna, and their teenage daughter, Freja, setting up a commune in the rambling family home Erik inherited. Crucial to this eminently enjoyable movie is that Vinterberg never patronizes commune ideals as misguided or doomed to failure; for the most part, the mood is kept light. Even when things darken, focusing on the tensions between freedom, self-determination, and shared responsibility, Vinterberg favors engrossing, psychologically astute drama over social comment. The performances are excellent, with Trine Dyrholm and Ulrich Thomsen especially impressive as Anna and Erik. Dyrholm has the more dramatically complex role, and Thomsen provides a supremely subtle, often funny study of a man trapped in a constant state of quiet and barely concealed confusion.—Palm Springs International Film Festival

In Danish with English subtitles

The Commune

THOMAS VINTERBERG
Denmark, 2016
111 minutes, Color
Official website

Loosely inspired by Thomas Vinterberg's own childhood experiences, this is his finest film since The Celebration. Set in the 1970s, it finds architect Erik, his TV presenter wife, Anna, and their teenage daughter, Freja, setting up a commune in the rambling family home Erik inherited. Crucial to this eminently enjoyable movie is that Vinterberg never patronizes commune ideals as misguided or doomed to failure; for the most part, the mood is kept light. Even when things darken, focusing on the tensions between freedom, self-determination, and shared responsibility, Vinterberg favors engrossing, psychologically astute drama over social comment. The performances are excellent, with Trine Dyrholm and Ulrich Thomsen especially impressive as Anna and Erik. Dyrholm has the more dramatically complex role, and Thomsen provides a supremely subtle, often funny study of a man trapped in a constant state of quiet and barely concealed confusion.—Palm Springs International Film Festival

In Danish with English subtitles


Saturday, April 22
6:30 PM
$13.00 - Advance Sales - $14.00 at the theater
Saturday, April 29
9:30 PM
$13.00 - Advance Sales - $14.00 at the theater

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