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ANOTHER ROUND
DRUK
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.


AT ETERNITY’S GATE
2018, CBS Films, 111 min, Dir: Julian Schnabel

Julian Schnabel’s AT ETERNITY’S GATE is a journey inside the world and mind of a person who, despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art. This is not a forensic biography, but rather scenes based on Vincent van Gogh’s (Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe) letters, common agreement about events in his life that present as facts, hearsay, and moments that are just plain invented. With Rupert Friend, Oscar Isaac, Mads Mikkelsen and Mathieu Amalric. “By adamantly focusing above all else on van Gogh’s work - and its transporting ecstasies - Schnabel has made not just an exquisite film but an argument for art.” - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times.


MEN & CHICKEN
MÆND & HØNS
2015, Drafthouse Films, 104 min, Denmark/Germany, Dir: Anders Thomas Jensen

Elias (an unrecognizable Mads Mikkelsen) and Gabriel (David Dencik) are brothers with seemingly little in common bar cleft palates and hilariously perverted sexual compulsions. When they discover that their biological father is still alive and holed up on a remote island, the pair set off to bond with the father they never knew. But what they find are three new brothers and the darkest family secrets imaginable. Jensen’s assured direction and madcap script offers the blackest comedy imaginable and introduces viewers to the most twisted family since Manson creepy-crawled through Topanga. “Staggering … tonally astounding and genre-confounding.” - Peter Debruge, Variety. In Danish with English subtitles.


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