Another Round

Another Round ★★★★★

2020 Ranking 

Okay, WOW. Perhaps all films should be directed by Thomas Vinterberg, with Mads Mikkelsen as a teacher and Thomas Bo Larsen as his best mate.

I could go in great detail about everything I loved about this. The smaller details like I just really enjoyed seeing the use of intertitles for typed words and text messages, or larger details like how the school environment, the sense of life and exuberance coming into the four teachers' lives but not without problematic qualities, through drink. The central conceit pulled off so, so incredibly well, particularly in how it hones into Martin's story while also giving the other characters' their time to shine. You laugh through tears and you tear through laughs.

My mind's a bit of a mush now but on reflection I'm sure I'll have more to say. That ending...

Easily my favourite 2020 release so far.

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