Upcoming Danish film The Commune has been selected to compete in the main competition at the Berlin International Film Festival next month. The film joins another fourteen films competing for the top prize, and is the only Nordic film to be announced so far.
Premiering in Denmark this month, The Commune is directed by acclaimed director Thomas Vinterberg, known for his participation in founding Dogme95 and for films such as The Celebration and The Hunt. The Commune is inspired by Vinterberg’s childhood growing up in a commune, and follows Erik and Anne, an academic couple with a dream. They set up a commune in a huge villa in a well-off suburb north of Copenhagen, and the film follows the family through the lifestyle of such a commune – the house meetings, the dinners, the parties. Everything sounds wonderful until a love affair puts the close-knit community to its greatest test yet.
The Commune has an all-star cast, including Ulrich Thomsen, Trine Dyrholm, Fares Fares, and Lars Ranthe.
The film is co-written by Tobias Lindholm, the director behind A War, and has been picked up for distribution in Austria, France, Germany, Spain and the UK.