Another Round

Thomas Vinterberg (2020)

Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Magnus Millang Rated 12A Run time 117 mins

LFC favorite Mads Mikkelsen give the performance of his life in this profound yet playful midlife crisis tale. The winner of an Oscar as well as a BAFTA, its a heady cocktail of ecstasy and grief, buoyed by a superb ensemble cast.

Mikkelsen, a bored high school teacher who, like his closest colleagues, feels that his glass is now half empty, embarks on a reckless experiment to see if  daytime drinking can help all of them live again. Perhaps inevitably, the positive results that they experience to begin with are replaced by a precarious balancing act as they spiral towards self-destruction.

The film is a brilliantly ambiguous affair, ultimately raising a toast to the redemptive power of cinema.

97% – Rotten Tomatoes

7.7 / 10 – IMDB

“Another Round is a celebration and a lament of alcohol’s foundational role in society, serving as both liberator and imprisoner.”

“As expected, Another Round slips from comedy to tragedy, though Vinterberg, yearning for hope, still turns back to see some small light on the horizon.”

Film Review: A heady, vibrant, funny film about Danish drinking culture -The Independent