Trine Dyrholm was awarded the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the Berlin Film Festival on Saturday for her role in Thomas Vinterberg’s The Commune (Kollektivet). The award was presented by jury president Meryl Streep.
In The Commune, Dyrholm plays a woman who convinces her husband to start a collective at their home in an attempt to counteract the boredom that has taken hold of her marriage. The project results in friendship, love and togetherness until a love affair puts the close-knit community to the test.
Trine Dyrholm is the first Dane to win the award for Best Actress in a Danish production, though Anna Karina took the prize for Jean-Luc Godard’s Une Femme Est Une Femme in 1961.
Dyrholm also made history earlier this month by winning both her seventh and eighth Robert awards for Best Supporting Actress in the movie Lang Historie Kort, and for Best Actress in the TV series Arvingerne II (The Legacy).