The selection of Thomas Vinterberg's 'Another Round' for the San Sebastian Film Festival adds to the two prestigious line-ups already in place for Vinterberg's drama – the Cannes Festival's Official Selection label revealed in May and the Toronto Film Festival in September, where the film will be having its on-site world premiere.
At the 68th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival, running 18-26 September, Vinterberg's drama will be running in the competition for the main Golden Shell award.
'Another Round' 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 re-unites with a major part of his team from 'The Hunt' (2012), which was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Academy Award and took home the Best Actor award in Cannes to Mads Mikkelsen. Mikkelsen plays Martin, alongside Thomas Bo Larsen, Magnus Millang and Lars Ranthe as his colleagues and co-experimenters. Maria Bonnevie, Helene Reingaard Neumann and Susse Wold feature in other key roles.
'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 sold to more than 30 territories worldwide and is released in local theatres on 24 September.