April 9, 2021

6:00 pm



Virtual Q&A with director Thomas Vinterberg, moderated by Rian Johnson, premiering on

Fri. April 9, 2021 | 6:00 PM PT



A Danish couple’s marriage is put to the test when they experiment with group living in the 1970s.

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About the Film

2016, 111 min, Denmark/Sweden/Netherlands, Dir: Thomas Vinterberg

Set in the 1970s, this drama follows Erik (Ulrich Thomsen) and Anna (Trine Dyrholm), a professional couple who, along with their daughter (Martha Sofie Wallstrøm Hansen), establish a commune in Erik’s huge villa in the upmarket district of Copenhagen. With the family in the center of the story, we are invited into the dream of a real commune; we participate in the house meetings, dinners and parties. It is friendship, love and togetherness under one roof until an earth-shattering love affair puts the community and the commune to its greatest test.

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About Thomas Vinterberg

Thomas Vinterberg is one of Denmark’s most important, award-winning, and internationally celebrated filmmakers. His latest, ANOTHER ROUND, is nominated for two Oscars, including Best Director. Vinterberg’s previous effort was the large-scale, international drama KURSK (2019), about the Russian submarine tragedy in the year 2000. Another recent success of his, THE COMMUNE (2016), was selected for the main competition at the Berlin Film Festival and netted Trine Dyrholm a Silver Bear for Best Actress. In 2012, Thomas Vinterberg won worldwide acclaim for his Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated drama THE HUNT (2013), which also won Mads Mikkelsen the award for Best Actor at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Other notable works include the adaptation of the Thomas Hardy novel FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD (2015), with Matthias Schoenaerts and Carey Mulligan; DEAR WENDY (2005); and IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE (2003). Vinterberg got his international breakthrough in 1998 with FESTEN – the world’s first Dogme 95 film – which received several international awards, including the Cannes Jury Prize. Thomas Vinterberg made his feature debut with THE BIGGEST HEROES (1996) after graduating from the National Film School of Denmark in 1993.

About the Q&A

Retrospective virtual conversation with THE COMMUNE director Thomas Vinterberg premiering at 6:00 PM PT on Friday, April 9th.

Moderated by Rian Johnson.


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