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Commune, The (15)

Drama, Family

A story about the clash between personal desires vs. solidarity and tolerance in a Danish commune in the 70's.

The critical consensus

Danish director Thomas Vinterberg serves up a darkly comic look at life in a modern commune.

***(*)(*)Demetrios Matheou, The List, 25/07/2016

As so often in his work, Vinterberg invokes the spirit of Ingmar Bergman.

***(*)(*)Geoffrey MacNab, The Independent, 27/07/2016

The Danish film-maker returns to home soil for a soapy character study that is elevated by a magnetic central performance from Trine Dyrholm.

***(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 28/07/2016

Director Thomas Vinterberg has fashioned elements of his own childhood into a sentimental melodrama that might make a decent TV series.

***(*)(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 29/07/2016

A couple’s experiment with group living backfires in Thomas Vinterberg’s beautifully acted but heavy-handed drama.

***(*)(*)Wendy Ide, The Observer, 31/07/2016

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee from Friday August 5, 2016, until Thursday August 11, 2016. More info:

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