Erik and Anna are a couple of academics with a dream. With their daughter Freja, they set up a commune in Erik's huge villa in an upmarket district of Copenhagen. With the family at the centre of the story, we are invited into their dream of a real commune. We participate in the house meetings, the dinners and parties. There is friendship, love and togetherness under one roof, until an earth-shattering love affair puts the small community to its greatest test. The film is a humorous and delicate; but also painful and touching portrait of an entire generation, a gentle yet confrontational declaration of love for a group of idealists and dreamers, who have long since awakened to reality.
Ulrich Thomsen and Trine Dyrholm from Cannes winner The Celebration (1998) reunite in Thomas Vinterberg’s eighth feature. Submarino (2010) was selected for Berlin, and The Hunt (2013) won three prizes at Cannes and was nominated for an Oscar.
Morten Kaufmann, Sisse Graum Jørgensen