Another Round, directed by Thomas Vinterberg wins the OSCAR for the Beat International Feature Film at 2021 Academy Awards. Prior to receiving the OSCAR, Another Round had won Cinema Without Borders’ Bridging The Borders Award at Scandinavian Film Festival of Los Angeles.
Here is Thomas Vinterberg award acceptance speach:
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? After positive initial results, the teachers’ little project turns into a genuine academic study, and the group feels alive again; . but as 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. “The best movie ending of the year”—New York; “An exhilarating, existentialist film about day drinking”—Vox; “One of the director’s most absorbing works”—The New Yorker