Thomas Vinterberg's drama ANOTHER ROUND produced by Zentropa continues its world-wide success story among buyers, media and festivals. The film's leading cast has won the Silver Shell for ‘Best Actor’ at the 68th San Sebastián International Film Festival. This year, the Silver Shell has been awarded to all four Danish actors: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Magnus Millang and Lars Ranthe.
The ‘Best Actor’ Award was first presented in 1953 and has previously been awarded to internationally acclaimed actors such as Javier Bardem, Ian McKellen, Michael Caine, Al Pacino, Nicolas Cage, James Stewart, Jack Lemmon, Kirk Douglas, Marcello Mastroianni and Sidney Poitier. The only other Danish actor to have received the award is Ulrich Thomsen for the film BROTHERS in 2005, and it is only the third time that the award has been presented to several actors from the same film.
In addition, the film has received two other awards: The Zinemaldia Feroz award given by the Spanish press, and the Signis Award given by the World Catholic Association for Communication.
These wins once again underlines the quality of Vinterberg’s latest feature, which has already been highly praised internationally. Prior to these awards, the drama received the official selection label at Cannes Film Festival 2020, in addition to its selection for Toronto International Film Festival 2020, where ANOTHER ROUND had its international premiere.
Director Thomas Vinterberg comments on the recent Silver Shell win:
'I have placed steep and difficult demands on these four actors. In return, they delivered gold. On every shelf. An award they must have. And hopefully many more!!'
ANOTHER ROUND has been sold to territories worldwide, including the US (Samuel Goldwyn), UK and Ireland (StudioCanal), France (Haut et Court), Canada (Mongrel Media), Australia and New Zealand (Umbrella Entertainment), Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein (Weltkino), Japan (Klockworx), China (Red Apollo), South Korea (Atnine Film), Turkey (Filmarti), Benelux (September Films), Spain (Bteam Pictures), Italy (Movies Inspired), Portugal (Films4You), Mexico, Central America and Colombia (Gussi) and Brazil (Synapse/Vitrine), Russia CIS (Capella Film), Switzerland (Pathé Film), Hungary (Vertigo Media), Greece and Cyprus (Rosebud), Israel (United King Films), Former Yugoslavia (Discovery Film & Video), Poland (Best Film), Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia (Estin Film), Romania (Bad Unicorn) and Czech Republic (Film Europe).
With this new drama, Vinterberg has re-united a major part of his team from the heartrending drama THE HUNT (2012), which took the world audience by storm and was nominated for a Golden Globe® and an Academy Award® and screened In Competition in Cannes.
Vinterberg's reunion includes fellow Academy Award®-nominee and co-screenwriter Tobias Lindholm as well as internationally acclaimed actors Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Lars Ranthe and Magnus Millang, who previously starred in Vinterberg's dramas THE COMMUNE (2016) and THE COMMAND (2018).
ANOTHER ROUND just had its local release in Danish cinemas on September 24th 2020. The film was released on 170 screens in 135 cinemas.
There’s a theory that we should be born with a small amount of alcohol in our blood, and that modest inebriation opens our minds to the world around us, diminishing our problems and increasing our creativity. Heartened by that theory, Martin and three of his friends, all weary high school teachers, embark on an experiment to maintain a constant level of intoxication throughout the workday. If Churchill won WW2 in a heavy daze of alcohol, who knows what a few drops might do for them and their students?
Initial results are positive, and the teachers’ little project turns into a genuine academic study. Both their classes and their results continue to improve, and the group feels alive again! As the units are knocked back, some of the participants see further improvement and others go off the rails. It becomes increasingly clear that while alcohol may have fueled great results in world history, some bold acts carry consequences.
Cast and crew
Vinterberg is acknowledged for his impressive portfolio of heartrending dramas, including THE CELEBRATION (1998) which won the Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize and was nominated for a Golden Globe®, the award-winning THE HUNT (2012) and Berlin Silver Bear-winning THE COMMUNE (2016).
ANOTHER ROUND stars an exclusive Danish A-list cast, including Mads Mikkelsen, who won the award for 'Best Actor' at the Cannes Film Festival 2012 for his lead role in THE HUNT and has starred in several blockbusters, including ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (2016), DOCTOR STRANGE (2016) and CASINO ROYALE (2006). In 2011, he received the European Film Academy’s honorary award of European Achievement in World Cinema.
In addition to Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen (THE WAVE, 2015; THE HUNT, 2012), Magnus Millang (THE COMMUNE, 2016) and Lars Ranthe (Emmy Award®-winning RIDE UPON THE STORM, 2017-2018; THE HUNT, 2012), the main cast includes Maria Bonnevie (A SECOND CHANCE, 2014; RECONSTRUCTION, 2003), Helene Reingaard Neumann (THE COMMUNE, 2016) and Susse Wold (THE HUNT, 2012).
ANOTHER ROUND is produced by Sisse Graum Jørgensen and Kasper Dissing for Zentropa Entertainments3 in co-production with Film i Väst, Zentropa Sweden, Topkapi Films and Zentropa Netherlands with support from the Danish Film Institute, TV 2 DENMARK, Eurimages, Netherlands Film Fund, Svenska Filminstitutet, Netherlands Film Production Incentive and the MEDIA Programme of the European Union.
Nordic distribution in co-operation with Nordisk Film Distribution, international sales by TrustNordisk.
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