U.S. DISTRIBUTOR MAGNOLIA AQUIRES VINTERBERG’S THE COMMUNE

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).

Press release by TrustNordisk