Monday, August 15, 2016
Review of 'The Commune'
There's childhood illness and death, and the coming of age of a young woman, going on in the background. It's nicely filmed in a way that really evokes the period. The dialogue is a bit clunky (translation?) but most of the emotional force is carried by the characters' faces rather than their words. Is that a Scandinavian film thing? Perhaps it is.
I note in passing that this is a Swedish-Dutch co-production but set in Denmark, for reasons that I don't understand.
Watched in the cinema - The Phoenix in East Finchley - with a small audience.