The Commune brings Danish director Thomas Vinterberg home, following his big-budget English language turn in Far From the Madding Crowd. This sensitively acted, loving tribute to his chaotic upbringing once again demonstrates Vinterberg’s mastery of the searing family drama. His film family includes Commune’s lead actress Trine Dyrholm (whose wrenching performance won her the Golden Bear at the Berlinale) and co-star Ulrich Thomsen. Both also worked with Vinterberg in his harrowing The Celebration.
Vinterberg’s fascination with complicated family dynamics can be traced to his childhood spent in a . . .
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