After already having been selected for the Cannes Film Festival 2020, Thomas Vinterberg’s highly anticipated film Another Round, which is coproduced by Topkapi Films, has been selected for the 45th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival.
Another Round will be one of the titles that will be screened as part of this year’s smaller and more exclusive selection than usual as the Toronto International Film Festival 2020 will partly be online and will not have any sections.
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.
Another Round stars an exclusive Danish A-list cast, including Mads Mikkelsen, who won the award for ‘Best Actor’ at Cannes Film Festival 2012 for his lead role in THE HUNT. In addition to Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Magnus Millang and Lars Ranthe, the main cast includes Maria Bonnevie, Helene Reingaard Neumann and Susse Wold.
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. The film is made 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.