The Danish Oscar Committee has selected Another Round (Druk) by Thomas Vinterberg as its submission for Best International Feature Film at the 93rd Academy Awards in April.
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.
Claus Ladegaard, CEO of the Danish Film Institute, said: “Another Round is an original drama about our desire to feel the rush of life, even when the party is over and the lights come on. Director Thomas Vinterberg and screenwriter Tobias Lindholm take an unblinking look at this universal longing in a story of four men in mid-life experimenting with alcohol to rekindle the fire of their youth.”
“The result is an insightful, tender and entertaining film balancing tragedy with a good dose of humour… Hitting home with Danish audiences, Another Round has proved to have unique cross-generational appeal. International publicity and festival awards bode well for the film, which will hopefully soon see wide release in Europe and the US.”
“The team advancing in the Oscar race has a remarkable track record at the Academy Awards. Notably, producer Sisse Graum Jørgensen is celebrating next year the tenth anniversary of her Oscar win for Susanne Bier’s In A Better World. We look forward to following the competition and the work of seeing Another Round through to the next round.”
The 93rd Academy Awards will be presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences during a gala ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday 25th April 2021. A shortlist of ten films will be announced by the Academy on 9th February and the final five nominees will be revealed on 15th March 2021.