By Ida Storm



We are very pleased to announce, that U.S. distributor, Magnolia Pictures has picked up Thomas Vinterberg´s THE COMMUNE.

The deal was negotiated between Dori Begley, SVP of Acquisitions at Magnolia Pictures and Head of Sales Susan Wendt from TrustNordisk. 


Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles: THE COMMUNE is another moving and insightful drama from Thomas Vinterberg, one of our favorite filmmakers. We are always thrilled to work with Sisse Graum, Morten Kaufmann and the great team at Zentropa, and we're pleased to continue our run of top-notch Danish cinema in the US.


Susan Wendt says: We are very happy to have our friends at Magnolia on board for The Commune. They did an amazing job on Thomas Vinterberg´s latest movie The Hunt, and we are convinced they will do the same with The Commune.  


The film celebrated it´s international premiere in Competition at Berlin International Film Festival 2016, where Trine Dyrholm won the Silver Bear for Best Actress for her performance as Anne. 

Most recently THE COMMUNE was announced as one of three films, shortlisted as Denmark´s official Oscar entry for the Foreign Language category.


The film features Trine Dyrholm (IN A BETTER WORLD; 2010; A ROYAL AFFAIR, 2012), Ulrich Thomsen (IN A BETTER WORLD, 2010; MORTDECAI, 2015), Helene Reingaard Neumann (SUBMARINO, 2010), Fares Fares (CHILD 44, 2015; A CONSPIRACY OF FAITH, 2016) and Lars Ranthe (THE HUNT, 2012) among others. It is written by Thomas Vinterberg and Tobias Lindholm who also co-wrote Vinterberg´s previous films SUBMARINO (2010) and THE HUNT (2012). 


Previous sales include France (Le Pacte), UK (Artificial Eye), Germany, Liechtenstein and Austria (Prokino Filmverleih GmbH), Italy (BIM Distribuzione), Spain (Golem Distribución), Portugal (Alambique), Switzerland (Praesens-Film AG), Benelux (September Film), Korea (Challan), China (DD Dream International Media), Russia (Silver Box), Greece/Cyprus (Seven Films), Estonia (EstinFilm), Romania (Independenta Film), Czech/Slovakia (Film Europe), Former Yugoslavia (MCF Megacom Film), Poland (Gutek Film Ltd.), Brazil (California Filmes) and Hungary (Vertigo Media Ltd.), Bulgaria (Euro Films Ltd.), Lithuania (Europos Kinas JSC), Latvia (Biedriba RSKF.), Colombia (Babilla Ciné), Taiwan (Cineplex Development Co.), Hong Kong (Sundream Motion Pictures LTD.), Israel (Shani Films Lev Cinemas) and Turkey (Kurmaca Film).


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.


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