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Directed by Thomas Vinterberg

Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands 2016 112 mins. In Danish

When Eric’s father dies and the grand family house in Copenhagen must be sold, he and his wife Ann, who can’t afford to live in it, hatch a plan to live there with a collective of friends and strangers. It’s the 1970s and such a utopian adventure seems possible, but the challenges of dueling philosophies and politics, not to mention romantic adventures, are bound to take a toll. Full of warmth, humor, chaos, and pain, a winning ensemble cast brings to life a story loosely based on Vinterberg’s (The Celebration) own childhood.

Sponsored by Nordic Northwest and the Consulate General of Sweden in San Francisco

Reviews: Hollywood Reporter, Sight & Sound

Interviews: Interview with Thomas Vinterberg at Film Comment

Filmography: The Hunt (2012), Dear Wendy (2004), It’s All About Love (2003), The Celebration (1998)

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