THE LEADING CAST OF VINTERBERG AND ZENTROPA’S ‘ANOTHER ROUND’ WINS THE SILVER SHELL FOR ‘BEST ACTOR’ IN SAN SEBASTIAN
Thomas Vinterberg’s drama ANOTHER ROUND produced by Zentropa continues its world-wide success story among buyers, media and festivals. The film’s leading cast has won the Silver Shell for ‘Best Actor’ at the 68th San Sebastian International Film Festival. This year, the Silver Shell has been awarded to all four Danish actors: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Magnus Millang and Lars Ranthe.
The Best Actor Award was first presented in 1953 and has previously been awarded to internationally acclaimed actors such as Javier Bardem, Ian McKellen, Michael Caine, Al Pacino, Nicolas Cage, James Stewart, Jack Lemmon, Kirk Douglas, Marcello Mastroianni and Sidney Poitier. The only other Danish actor to have received the award is Ulrich Thomsen for the film BROTHERS in 2005, and it is only the third time that the award has been presented to several actors from the same film.
In addition, the film has received two other awards: The Zinemaldia Feroz award given by the Spanish press, and the Signis Award given by the World Catholic Association for Communication.
These wins once again underline the quality of Vinterberg’s latest feature, which has already been highly praised internationally. Prior to these awards, the drama received the official selection label at Cannes Film Festival 2020, in addition to its selection for Toronto International Film Festival 2020, where ANOTHER ROUND had its international premiere.
Director Thomas Vinterberg comments on the recent Silver Shell win:
‘I have placed steep and difficult demands on these four actors. In return, they delivered gold. On every shelf. An award they must have. And hopefully many more!!’