Another Round

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Friday, January 8 (View All Dates)
7:00 pm


City Cinema, 64 King St, Charlottetown

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PG, sexually suggestive content, coarse language

Dir: Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark/Sweden, 2020, 116 min. Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Lars Ranthe, Magnus Millang

Danish with English subtitles. European Film Awards Winner for Best Film, Director, Actor, and Screenplay. Audience Award Winner, London Film Festival

“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?… So begins the audaciously provocative and wickedly funny Danish comedy/drama Another Round… featuring the versatile Mads Mikkelsen, he of the chiseled face and often startling intensity, in one of the best performances of his career. Mikkelsen’s Martin joins three of his teaching colleagues at a Copenhagen High School – soccer coach Tommy, choir director Peter and philosophy instructor Nikolaj – in an experiment based on the theories of real-life Norwegian psychiatrist Finn Skarderud, who believes humans are born with a .05% Blood Alcohol Content alcohol deficit and should compensate by drinking alcohol throughout the day… The four men make a pact to follow the drinking rules once espoused by Hemingway: never drink after 8 p.m. or on the weekends. Start your morning with a little jolt and take a swig here and there, and yes, that means this quartet will be drinking on the job – as high school teachers. What could possibly go right?… Vinterberg does a masterful job of chronicling these everyday triumphs by the four friends without ever glamorizing their methodology. Even at their greatest moments of triumph, these men are putting out fires with gasoline, and we know it’s only a matter of time before at least one of them will break the rules… Another Round is neither celebration nor lecture, though there’s much laughter and no shortage of sobering consequences. The cast is outstanding, with Mikkelsen leading the way in a nomination-level performance as Martin.” – Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times