The Commune



St. Anthony Main Theatre 2 Tue, Apr 18, 2017 7:15 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 2 Wed, Apr 26, 2017 9:40 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Student (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:Kollektivet
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Midnight Sun
Family Drama
Historical Drama
Comedy Drama
Voice Category:Take Me Away
Release Year:2016
Runtime:111 min
Festivals & Awards:Silver Bear for Best Actress - Berlin International Film Festival 2016
European Film Award for European Editor - European Film Awards 2016
Best Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay - Robert Festival 2017
Print Source:Magnolia Pictures
Director:Thomas Vinterberg
Producer:Sisse Graum Jørgensen
Morten Kaufmann
Cinematographer:Jesper Tøffner
Screenwriter:Thomas Vinterberg
Tobias Lindholm
Editor:Anne Østerud
Janus Billeskov
Composer:Fons Merkies
Principal Cast:Trine Dyrholm
Ulrich Thomsen
Helene Reingaard Neumann
Martha Sofie Wallstrøm Hansen
Filmography:The Celebration ('98)
Submarino ('10)
The Hunt ('12)


Turbulent 1970s Denmark comes vividly to life in the newest film from Thomas Vinterberg (The Hunt). When Erik, a disgruntled architecture professor, inherits his father’s enormous home in the Copenhagen suburbs, he and his wife Anna wonder what to do with it. He wants to sell the place, but Anna seeks something utterly new and exciting, something to break her dour husband from his midlife malaise. Her solution: communal living. Assembling a group of like-minded, if not motley collection of people they know, the commune at first is a thrilling experiment, and a place of almost bottomless friendship and goodwill… that is, until Erik sees the commune as a perfect vehicle to sleep with one of his students, and keep his wife in tow. Loosely based on the director’s own experience as a boy, The Commune examines this moment in Scandinavian life without judgment. “[A] warm and absorbing melodrama.” —Time Out

Director’s Biography

Thomas Vinterberg: Thomas Vinterberg was born in 1969 in Frederiksberg, Denmark, and graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in 1993. With Lars von Trier he founded the Dogme 95 movement, whose first feature was Vinterberg’s The Celebration ('98). He has directed ten features including The Hunt, which screened at the MSPIFF2012.