Oscars 2021, Finland choses Tove, Denmark Another Round

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Oscars 2021, Finland choses Tove, Denmark Another Round

Tove world premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival before successfully hitting domestic screens. It is still number one on the domestic charts after seven weeks on screens, with more than 136,000 total admissions.

Based on a screenplay by Eeva Putro, Tove boasts a towering performance from Alma Pöysti who plays the free-spirited Finnish author and illustrator, on the brink of artistic success, while living in an open relationship with a married politician (Shanti Roney) and a female theatre director (Krista Kosonen). Zaida Bergoth’s Swedish-language film was produced by Aleksi Bardy and Andrea Reuter for Helsinki-filmi.

The Finnish Oscars jury said the film tells a universal story about looking and finding love and about the passion of making art”.

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Oscars 2021, Finland choses Tove, Denmark Another Round

Zaida Bergroth / PHOTO: Jan Forsström

Another Round is Thomas Vinterberg’s third Danish Oscar entry after The Celebration in 1998 and The Hunt (co-written as well by Tobias Lindholm) which earned him a nomination in 2013.

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Oscars 2021, Finland choses Tove, Denmark Another Round

Another Round, Druk, Mads Mikkelsen / PHOTO: Henrik Ohsten

Claus Ladegaard, CEO of the Danish Film Institute who chairs the Oscars committee, said: "'Another Round is an original drama about our desire to feel the rush of life, even when the party is over and the lights come on. Director Thomas Vinterberg and screenwriter Tobias Lindholm take an unblinking look at this universal longing in a story of four men in mid-life experimenting with alcohol to rekindle the fire of their youth. The result is an insightful, tender and entertaining film balancing tragedy with a good dose of humour, featuring a sharp cast led by Mads Mikkelsen. Hitting home with Danish audiences, Another Round has proved to have unique cross-generational appeal. International publicity and festival awards bode well for the film, which will hopefully soon see wide release in Europe and the US."

The team advancing in the Oscar race has a remarkable track record at the Academy Awards. Notably, producer Sisse Graum Jørgensen is celebrating next year the tenth anniversary of her Oscar win for Susanne Bier’s In a Better World. We look forward to following the competition and the work of seeing Another Round through to the next round."

Another Round has been a festival hit since its first selection under the prestigious Cannes Label. It then won numerous awards such as the Silver Shell-Best Acting in San Sebastian for Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Magnus Millang and Lars Ranthe, and the main prize at the London Film Festival.

At home the film has sold a record 753,000 tickets to date, despite the pandemic, making it Vinterberg’s biggest local hit.

The film will be released in the US by Samuel Goldwyn. TrustNordisk handles world sales.

The shortlist for the 93rd Academy Awards will be announced February 9, 2021 and the final nominations March 15, 2021.

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