In early June, Thomas Vinterberg's 'Another Round' received the Cannes Festival's Official Selection label, which will accompany the film in the coming months as it screens in cinemas and at festivals.
Now the Toronto Film Festival, held both physically and digitally from 10 to 19 September, has announced that Vinterberg's drama about friendship, creativity and alcohol is invited to celebrate its world premiere at the festival as an in-cinema public presentation. Read more about the 2020 edition.
The film has its starting point in the 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?
Vinterberg collaborates with Mads Mikkelsen for the first time since 'The Hunt'. Mikkelsen plays Martin, while the other three main characters are played by Thomas Bo Larsen, Magnus Millang and Lars Ranthe. Players in other key roles are Maria Bonnevie, Helene Reingaard Neumann and Susse Wold.
'Another Round' is written by Thomas Vinterberg and Tobias Lindholm. The film is produced by Sisse Graum Jørgensen and Kasper Dissing for Zentropa 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, the Netherlands Film Fund, Svenska Filminstitutet, the Netherlands Film Production Incentive and the MEDIA Programme of the European Union. International sales are handled by TrustNordisk.
The film has already sold to more than 30 territories and is released in local theatres on 24 September.