Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

The Commune


2016, Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark/Sweden/Netherlands, 111 min. With Trine Dyrholm, Ulrich Thomsen.

Show Times

  • Fri, Jul 14th 8:00pm
  • Sat, Jul 15th 3:00pm
  • Sun, Jul 16th 5:00pm
  • Mon, Jul 17th 8:00pm
  • Tue, Jul 18th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Jul 19th 8:00pm
  • Thu, Jul 20th 6:00pm
First Chicago run!

“Emotionally rewarding…warm, sharply characterized and absorbing.” — Tom Huddelston, Time Out London

“Vinterberg captures family dysfunction like no other.” — Laura Kern, Film Comment

In this comedy-drama set in 1970s Copenhagen, Erik (Thomsen), a stuffy architecture professor, and his restless wife Anna (Dyrholm in a mind-blowing performance), a TV news anchor, counter marital malaise by opening his newly inherited mansion as a commune. The director of the landmark Dogme film A CELEBRATION and the Oscar-nominated THE HUNT, Vinterberg draws on memories of his own childhood in a hippie collective for an emotional tale of a marriage that disintegrates under the pressures of group living, mid-life crisis, and external temptation when Erik brings home his new lover, a nubile student. Vinterberg deftly employs the quirky counter-culture ensemble for comic relief, while foregrounding the stunning meltdown of the mansion’s well-intentioned hosts. In Danish with English subtitles. Note: Contains sexual activity and nudity. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)

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