The Commune (2016)
9 May @ 7:45 pm - 9:15 pm
FILM STARTS AT 7:45PM. DOORS AND BAR OPEN 7:00PM.
Runtime: 1hr 31min || Cert: 15 || Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Drama, Foreign Language
In 1970s Denmark, a married couple, Anna (Trine Dyrholm, who won Best Actress at the 2016 Berlinale for her performance) and Erik (Ulrich Thomsen), inherit the large house that Erik grew up in. To large for them to occupy themselves, they eventually decide to start a commune. All goes well to begin with however the couple begin to drift different paths and eventually Erik confesses to having started an affair. In the spirit of free love, Anna tries to reconcile this situation rather unconventionally. It can’t end well.
“Dyrholm … movingly captures the struggles of a middle-aged career woman who revels in the new freedoms of the 1970s, while ultimately falling victim to them.” – Washington Post
“A messy, tender window into the world that shaped him [Thomas Vinterberg].” – Entertainment Weekly
“The Commune may veer towards sentimentality in the final act…but overall this is a warm, sharply characterised and absorbing melodrama.” – Time Out
Tickets available online (http://bit.ly/fip-booknow), or from Celtic Gold (Peel), Shakti Man (Ramsey) and Thompson Travel (Port Erin) or on the door (unless sold out).
Country: Denmark | Sweden | Netherlands
Production: Zentropa Entertainments, Danmarks Radio (DR), Det Danske Filminstitut
Starring: Ulrich Thomsen, Fares Fares, Trine Dyrholm, Helene Reingaard Neumann, Julie Agnete Vang
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