The Danish Film Institute has released an overview of Thomas Vinterberg’s new film, The Commune. The film provides an overview of the synopsis, key actors, and the lead up to Vinterberg commencing shooting. Here’s an excerpt:
A few years ago, Thomas Vinterberg was flirting with the idea of making a film about a commune like the one he grew up in. Electing to test the material on stage first, the director premiered the play “The Commune” at the Burgtheater in Vienna.
Vinterberg wrote the play with Mogens Rukov and directed the production himself. A lot of the action and dialogue was improvised during the rehearsals with the Austrian actors. Adapting the play to film, Vinterberg wrote the screenplay with Tobias Lindholm.
The crew includes director of photography Jesper Tøffner and editors Anne Østerud and Janus Billeskov Jansen. Morten Kaufmann and Sisse Graum Jørgensen are producing for Zentropa in partnership with Toolbox Film and with support from the Danish Film Institute. Trustnordisk is handling international sales.