April 9, 2021

6:00 pm

ANOTHER ROUND With Director & Star


Virtual Q&A with director Thomas Vinterberg and star Mads Mikkelsen, moderated by Rian Johnson, premiering on

Fri. April 9, 2021 | 6:00 PM PT



Four middle-aged teachers engage in a drinking experiment in this film nominated for Best International Feature & Best Director.

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About the Film

2021, Samuel Goldwyn Films, 117 min, Denmark/Sweden/Netherlands, Dir: Thomas Vinterberg

Four friends, all teachers at various stages of middle age, are stuck in a rut. Unable to share their passions either at school or at home, they embark on an audacious experiment from an obscure philosopher: to see if a constant level of alcohol in their blood will help them find greater freedom and happiness. At first they each experience a new-found zest, but as the gang pushes their experiment further, issues that have been simmering for years come to a head and the men are faced with a choice: reckon with their behavior or continue on the same course.

Underscored by delicate and affecting camerawork, director Thomas Vinterberg’s spry script, co-written with regular collaborator Tobias Lindholm, uses this bold premise to explore the euphoria and pain of an unbridled life. Playing a once brilliant but now world-weary shell of a man, the ever-surprising Mads Mikkelsen delivers a fierce and touching performance.

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About Thomas Vinterberg

Thomas Vinterberg is one of Denmark’s most important, award-winning, and internationally celebrated directors. His previous effort was the large-scale, international drama KURSK (2019), about the Russian submarine tragedy in the year 2000. Another recent success of his, THE COMMUNE (2016), was selected for the main competition at the Berlin Film Festival and netted Trine Dyrholm a Silver Bear for Best Actress. In 2012, Thomas Vinterberg won worldwide acclaim for his Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated drama THE HUNT (2013), which also won Mads Mikkelsen the award for Best Actor at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Other notable works include the adaptation of the Thomas Hardy novel FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD (2015), with Matthias Schoenaerts and Carey Mulligan; DEAR WENDY (2005); and IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE (2003). Vinterberg got his international breakthrough in 1998 with FESTEN – the world’s first Dogme 95 film – which received several international awards, including the Cannes Jury Prize. Thomas Vinterberg made his feature debut with THE BIGGEST HEROES (1996) after graduating from the National Film School of Denmark in 1993.

About the Q&A

Online conversation with ANOTHER ROUND director Thomas Vinterberg and star Mads Mikkelsen premiering at 6:00 PM PT on Friday, April 9th.

Moderated by Rian Johnson.


The Nominees: Award Season Conversations at the American Cinematheque

Join us as we gear up for the 93rd Academy Awards presentation on Sunday, April 25th! It’s your opportunity to discover (or rediscover) some of the most outstanding films of the year through virtual Q&As with the nominees. Hear from the creative talent behind such films as THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7, BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM, MANK, ANOTHER ROUND, JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH, SOUL, NOMADLAND, BETTER DAYS, PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN, THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY and others in live and pre-taped conversations.


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