Thomas Vinterberg‘s The Commune feels like a return to the emotional intimacy and painful revelations of The Celebration (’98) minus the Dogme 95 aesthetic. Vinterberg’s Far From The Madding Crowd was/is a first-rate creation, but this is the kind of material that seems to constitute his natural wheelhouse. Thematically the trailer tells you everything. Sexual liberation and experimentation in the ’70s didn’t work for most couples as a rule. The only culture that seems to be have embraced this kind of lifestyle in a semi-workable way are swingers, who in this country seem to be more common (or at least more noticable) in the Midwest. The Commune has no U.S. release date but will open in Denmark next January. Perhaps it’ll be screened under the World Cinema banner at Sundance ’16?