7:30 PM, 24th October, 2017
PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE EMBASSY OF DENMARK
When architecture professor Erik (Thomsen) inherits a large family house after the death of his father, he considers selling it due to high maintenance costs. His wife (Dyrholm) convinces him to turn it into a kind of community, inviting some friends to stay, and even interviewing strangers to share the house. Living in a group, like a big family, they have dinners, parties, and make decisions democratically. But the utopia around this experiment begins to be questioned when a love affair shakes their small community.
Set in Copenhagen in the 1970s, acclaimed director Thomas Vinterberg (The Hunt, Far From the Madding Crowd) immaculately captures the era in this serious-yet-amusing story about the clash between personal desires, solidarity, and tolerance. Communal living brings challenges and opportunities in equal measure.
Not all of them are easy to grasp, and the tensions that go hand in hand with any social experiment quickly come to the fore. What is more important: the individual or the collective? This is one of the questions that The Commune fascinatingly tries to address.