THE COMMUNE/ KOLLEKTIVET ★★★

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS | FILM -

Di­rected by Thomas Vin­ter­berg. Star­ring Trine Dyrholm, Ul­rich Thom­sen, He­lene Rein­gaard Neu­mann, Martha Sofie Wall­strøm Hansen, Lars Ran­the, Fares Fares Vin­ter­berg re­turns to Dan­ish cinema with this au­to­bi­o­graph­i­cally in­spired drama about grow­ing up in a ter­ri­bly, aw­fully mid­dle- class commune dur­ing the 1970s. When a stuck-up ar­chi­tect (Thom­sen) in­her­its a vast prop­erty, his news-read­ing wife (Dyrholm) knows just what to do: in­vite a bunch of strangers and ac­quain­tances in to form a col­lec­tive. The film is well-acted, but the histri­on­ics seem to spring from nowhere, and the in­ter­nal so­cial dy­nam­ics make no sense. Should have been bet­ter. 15A cert, lim re­lease, 112 min TB

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