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Summary: A group of middle-aged school teachers take part in a medical experiment that involves constant drinking in a bid to turn around their mundane lives

Year: 2020

Cinema Release Dates: 11th February 2021 (Australia), 18th December 2020 (USA)

VOD Release Dates: TBA

Country: Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands

Director: Thomas Vinterberg

Screenwriter: Thomas Vinterberg, Tobias Lindholm

Cast: Maria Bonnevie (Anika), Cassius Aasav Browning (Sander), Aya Grann (Josephine), Martin Greis-Rosenthal (Overtjener), Waldemar Beer Hansen (Hjalte), Max Kaysen Hoyrup (Brille), Gustav Sigurth Jeppeson (Rasmus), Thomas Bo Larsen (Tommy), Freja Bella Lindahl (Caro), Albert Rudbeck Lindhart (Sebastian), Lucas Helt Mortensen (Fjonk), Mads Mikkelsen (Martin), Magnus Millang (Nikolaj), Maria Ovi (Sigrid), Clara Phillipson (Nicola), Helene Reingaard Neumann (Amalie), Lars Ranthe (Peter), Frederik Winther Rasmussen (Malthe), Mercedes Claro Schelin (Laura), Magnus Sjorup (Jonas), Silas Cornelius Van (Kasper), Aksel Vedseggard (Jason), Susse Wold (Rektor)

Running Time: 117 mins

Classification: M (Australia), TV-MA (USA)

ANOTHER ROUND REVIEWS

David Griffiths’ Another Round Review:

After the disaster that was Buddy Games you could probably understand why I was a little nervous about sitting down and watching another film about middle aged men getting up to drunken hi-jinks with Another Round. Of course I didn’t factor something major into the equation though – Buddy Games of course came from that merry old country of the USA while Another Round hails from Scandinavia… a region of the world known for its brilliant cinematic pieces.

It is partially true that Another Round is about drunken hi-jinks, because realistically the film goes a lot deeper than that. The film centres around a depressed high school history teacher named Martin (Mads Mikkelsen – Doctor Strange) who is made aware of how far he has sunk into depression when his senior history class raises concerns that they are being so badly taught that they are likely to fail their graduation exams.

That makes Martin realise that his depression is also affecting his marriage and he needs to do something about it. That something is soon discovered when Martin and his school teacher buddies find out about a study, conducted by psychiatrist Finn Skarderud, that has revealed that humans may function better if they are slightly intoxicated. Soon Martin, Tommy (Thomas Bo Larsen – The Hunt), Nikolaj (Magnus Millang – Heavy Load) and Peter (Lars Ranthe – Adam’s Apples) are conducting their own ‘research’ into the experiment with mixed results.

What director/screenwriter Thomas Vinterberg (The Hunt) has created here is one of the most important films of 2021. Often as a man you find yourself going through a range of emotions and never really knowing how to deal with them. Unlike Hollywood would have you think we don’t sit around talking to each other about marriage problems and if we are feeling a bit ‘down’ that week. Instead men hold onto it and let it fester – and sometimes it takes a movie like this one to really make us guys think ‘hey maybe I should do something about that.’

Another Round is not a film that glorifies a drinking culture, to the contrary without spoiling any major plot points I can say that the experiment at hand in the film causes some serious problems for some of the characters at hand. Likewise this isn’t a film that goes for the ‘childish’ style of excessive drinking that films like Buddy Games do, instead this is a film that has some powerful things to say and gets that across beautifully well. The heart and emotion that surrounds this film is understood even more when you realise that the director’s daughter died only days before the film begun shooting… something that touched the entire cast and crew as she was also to have a role in the film.

The powerful screenplay behind Another Round also has a massive affect on the acting performances in the film. Mads Mikkelsen is amazing here to the point where you find yourself asking – could there be an Oscar nomination in the wind? His portrayal of Martin has to be seen to be believed and he is so convincing in the role it really does feel like the audience is being taken on a character journey throughout the film.

I strongly get the feeling that when I put together my Best Of list at the end of this year that Another Round is going to be pretty high on it. This film not only deserves its Golden Globe nominations but is one of the films of the year.

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The Missing Picture

Sharmill Films is proud to announce The Missing Picture, winner of the prestigious Un Certain Regard top prize among its four acquisitions from the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

The acclaimed autobiographical documentary by French-Cambodian director Rithy Panh uses clay animated figures to tell Panh’s recollection of the tragic events which lead to the deaths of his family, with first person narration by the filmmaker. Geoff Andrew in Sight & Sound praised the film as being “moving and remarkably resonant.”

Cannes Jury Prize winner Thomas Vinterberg presided over the announcement of the Un Certain Regard top prize, commenting:

“One of the finest achievements in filmmaking is to create unforgettable moments – moments that stay with us – as a collective memory – as a collective mirror of our existence…This selection was political, highly original, sometimes disturbing, diverse and first of all, very often – unforgettable.”

Vinterberg presented Rithy Panh with his prize, while Panh gave gratitude to the jury and all involved with the festival, as well as to cinemaphiles for supporting film. (The Hollywood Reporter)

The sole female director with a film nominated for the Palme d’Or in Cannes this year, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi draws inspiration from Anton Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard” for her third and semi-autobiographical feature,

A Castle in Italy. Bruni Tedeschi stars as Louise, an actress in her early forties who has retired from the screen, but when her aging mother (played by Marisa Borini, Valeria’s Bruni Tedeschi’s mother in real life) can no longer afford to keep their Piermonte estate, the family is faced with the end of an era and an uncertain future. Working with her frequent collaborators on the screenplay, Tedeschi’s writing and direction has been praised as “inspired” as she “holds all of the film’s myriad tangents in a delicate balance” (Variety)

Also entered for the Un Certain Regard prize in Cannes was My Sweet Pepper Land by Hiner Saleem, one of the top filmmakers in Kurdish cinema, who successfully combines humour and hope for the future of his people in his new film set on the Iraqi/Turkish border. Featuring “a luminous performance” by Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani (The Hollywood Reporter), My Sweet Pepper Land is a quirky ‘Wild West’ inspired drama in which war hero Baran (Korkmaz Arslan) finds himself at odds with his job as police chief in the capital city in peacetime.

In Cannes Sharmill Films acquired another alternate content title, the new documentary Reaching for the Stars about the English/Irish pop phenomenon One Direction.

Sharmill Films Director Natalie Miller AO said that it was “a very successful Cannes this year, not only for our company but we will have many good films to look forward to in the art house market.”

The Hunt

Summary: Lucas is beloved by his students and fellow teachers at his local kindergarten. After a divorce, made especially painful when his wife moved away from town with their teenage son, Marcus, Lucas’ life is recovering with a new girlfriend, and the reforging of his relationship with Marcus. His world comes crashing down, however, when a young girl in his class accuses him of inappropriate behaviour. It’s a simple lie that spirals out of control and the small community suddenly finds itself in a collective state of hysteria. Long held friendships are tested as mistrust takes hold, and Lucas must summon all his strength in a brave fight for his life and dignity.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 2nd May, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: Denmark

Director: Thomas Vinterberg

Screenwriter: Tobias Lindholm, Thomas Vinterberg

Cast: Katrine Brygmann (Kirsten), Ole Dupont (Godsejer/Advokat), Daniel Engstrup (Johan), Lasse Fogelstrom (Marcus), Anne Louise Hassing (Agnes), Bjarne Henriksen (Ole), Karina Fogh Holmkjaer (Ulla), Steen Ordell Guldbrand Jansen (Lars T), Jacob Hojlev Jorgenson (Erik), Jytte Kvinesdal (Inger), Thomas Bo Larsan (Theo), Mads Mikkelsen (Lucas), Lars Ranthe (Bruun), Alexandra Rapaport (Nadja), Rasmus Lind Rubin (Pede), Frank Rubaek (Elias), Soren Ronholt (Big Carsten), Sebastian Bull Sarning (Torsten), Hana Shuan (Tiny), Troels Thorsen (Bent), Thomas Vinterberg (himself), Annika Wedderkopp (Klara), Susse Wold (Grethe)

Runtime: 116 mins

Classification:MA15+

Dave Griffiths’s ‘The Hunt’ Review: Check Episode #30 (available 2nd May, 2013) of our The Good The Bad The Ugly Podcast for a more in-depth review of ‘The Hunt’.

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘The Hunt′: Nil.

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IMDB Rating: The Hunt (2012) on IMDb

The Hunt

Summary: Lucas is beloved by his students and fellow teachers at his local kindergarten. After a divorce, made especially painful when his wife moved away from town with their teenage son, Marcus, Lucas’ life is recovering with a new girlfriend, and the reforging of his relationship with Marcus. His world comes crashing down, however, when a young girl in his class accuses him of inappropriate behaviour. It’s a simple lie that spirals out of control and the small community suddenly finds itself in a collective state of hysteria. Long held friendships are tested as mistrust takes hold, and Lucas must summon all his strength in a brave fight for his life and dignity.

Year: 2012

Australian Cinema Release Date: 2nd May, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: Denmark

Director: Thomas Vinterberg

Screenwriter: Tobias Lindholm, Thomas Vinterberg

Cast: Katrine Brygmann (Kirsten), Ole Dupont (Godsejer/Advokat), Daniel Engstrup (Johan), Lasse Fogelstrom (Marcus), Anne Louise Hassing (Agnes), Bjarne Henriksen (Ole), Karina Fogh Holmkjaer (Ulla), Steen Ordell Guldbrand Jansen (Lars T), Jacob Hojlev Jorgenson (Erik), Jytte Kvinesdal (Inger), Thomas Bo Larsan (Theo), Mads Mikkelsen (Lucas), Lars Ranthe (Bruun), Alexandra Rapaport (Nadja), Rasmus Lind Rubin (Pede), Frank Rubaek (Elias), Soren Ronholt (Big Carsten), Sebastian Bull Sarning (Torsten), Hana Shuan (Tiny), Troels Thorsen (Bent), Thomas Vinterberg (himself), Annika Wedderkopp (Klara), Susse Wold (Grethe)

Runtime: 116 mins

Classification:MA15+

Dave Griffiths’s ‘Jagten’ Review: Check Episode #30 (available 2nd May, 2013) of our The Good The Bad The Ugly Podcast for a more in-depth review of ‘The Hunt’.

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘Jagten′: Nil.

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IMDB Rating: The Hunt (2012) on IMDb