The Commune (ot: Kollektivet), by Danish director Thomas Vinterberg (Festen, Jagten) will have its world premiere at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival. It also made the official selection for the competition.
The Commune tells the story of Erik and Anna, an academic couple with a dream. Along with their daughter Freja, they set up 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 yet.
The Commune is produced by Sisse Graum Jørgensen and Morten Kaufmann for Zentropa Entertainments19 in co-operation with Toolbox Film, co-produced by Film I Väst, Zentropa International Sweden, Topkapi Films and Zentropa International Netherlands with support from Danish Film Institute, DR, Eurimages, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, The Netherlands Film Fund, Swedish Film Institute and the MEDIA programme of the European Union.
TrustNordisk handles international sales and has sold the film to a.o. France, UK, Germany, Austria, Greece, Poland, Brazil, Spain, Switzerland, Korea, Russia, Estonia, Romania and Hungary.
The Commune is set to hit Dutch theaters on April 21st 2016.