The Commune

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)