During a virtual ceremony where the awards were decided by the audience, Thomas Vinterberg’s Another Round (Druk) was declared Best Film as the 64th BFI London Film Festival drew to a close on Sunday.
Another Round takes its premise from a philosophical theory that humans should have been born with a small amount of alcohol in their blood; that modest inebriation opens our minds to the world around us, diminishing problems and increasing creativity.
Intrigued, Martin (Mads Mikkelsen) and three of his friends, all weary high school teachers, embark on a risky experiment to maintain a constant level of intoxication throughout the workday. Initial results are positive, but as the stakes are raised, it becomes increasingly clear that some bold acts carry severe consequences.
Thomas Vinterberg said: “Thank you to the audience at the London Film Festival for bringing this award to us. We are very proud to receive this from a British audience; it’s a great honour. We are so sad that we can’t be there.”
This award adds to a growing list of accolades for Another Round, which includes: the Zinemaldia Feroz Award, Catholic Signis Prize and joint Best Actor Award for Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Magnus Millang and Lars Ranthe at the San Sebastián Film Festival, the Prix des Cinémas Art et Essai in France, and it has also been selected to compete at the festivals in Cannes and Toronto.