The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that Another Round (Druk) has been formally nominated for Best International Film at the 93rd Academy Awards with its director, Thomas Vinterberg, also nominated.
Another Round follows four high school teachers (Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Magnus Millang and Lars Ranthe) who test a theory that they would work and live better by maintaining a constant level of alcohol in their blood. Their initial results are positive with classes and results improving, but as they continue the experiment the results become more extreme.
Competition for the Best International Film Oscar comes from Better Days (Hong Kong), Collective (Romania), The Man Who Sold His Skin (Tunisia) and Quo Vadis, Aida (Bosnia and Herzegovina). Meanwhile, Thomas Vinterberg will compete for Best Director against David Fincher (Mank), Lee Isaac Chung (Minari), Chloé Zhao (Nomadland) and Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman).
CEO of the Danish Film Institute, Claus Ladegaard, said: “In an unusual year, Another Round stands out as an unusual film with extraordinary reach… We have watched how this story about four men in midlife crisis has resonated with international audiences. The film has struck a chord thanks to its original angle on a familiar theme about feeling alive, a drama told with nerve and energy that does not take the easy way out.
“Thomas Vinterberg is now in the running for an Oscar for the second time, again with a supreme Mads Mikkelsen as his leading man. And what a fantastic feat that Vinterberg himself is nominated in the direction category.
The 93rd Academy Awards take place on 25th April at the Dolby Theater and Union Station in Los Angeles.