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European Film Awards: ‘Another Round’ Sweeps; Wins For Best Film, Mads Mikkelsen Best Actor, Thomas

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Thomas Vinterberg wins EFA 2020

Thomas Vinterberg’s Another Round swept the European Film Awards this evening, winning in each of its categories: Film, Director, Actor (Mads Mikkelsen) and Screenwriter (Vinterberg and Tobias Lindholm). The drama that’s Denmark’s entry for the International Feature Oscar is also the biggest film at the Danish box office this year and has continued to scoop prizes from San Sebastian to London.

The story of four weary high school teachers who test the theory that a constant level of modest inebriation opens our minds to the world, takes them on a journey of self-discovery with both tragic and uplifting consequences.

On accepting the top prize during the virtual EFA ceremony, Vinterberg said, “None of my films ever could ever have been made without the support systems of my country and of European filmmaking in general. My first film was about child abuse, my second one about the same and now we’ve made a film about four heterosexual white males teaching youngsters to drink. It could never have been possible outside of this continent and I’m super proud to be awarded in this continent.”

While making Another Round, Vinterberg tragically lost his 19-year-old daughter Ida in car accident. Tonight he explained, “She loved this project, she was a part of this project — she was supposed to act in it, it was made at her school, amongst her friends in her classroom — and the only thing that made sense when she died was to carry on and make this movie for her. It’s made by all of us who love her and miss her dearly, and your votes and your award will honor her memory.”

Here’s the full list of winners:


European Film Another Round, dir: Thomas Vinterberg

European Director Thomas Vinterberg, Another Round

European Actor Mads Mikkelsen, Another Round

European Discovery – FIPRESCI Prize Carlo Sironi, Sole

European Screenwriter Thomas Vinterberg & Tobias Lindholm, Another Round

European Actress Paula Beer, Undine

European Documentary Collective, dir: Alexander Nanau

Previously announced:

European Comedy The Big Hit, dir: Emmanuel Courcol

European Animated Feature Josep, dir: Aurel

European Short Film All Cats Are Grey In The Dark, dir: Lasse Linder

European Cinematography Matteo Cocco, Hidden Away

European Editing Maria Fantastica Valmori, Once More Unto The Breach

European Production Design Cristina Casali, The Personal History Of David Copperfield

European Costume Design Ursula Patzak, Hidden Away

European Make-Up & Hair Yolanda Pina, Felix Terrero, Nacho Diaz, The Endless Trench

European Original Score Dascha Dauenhauer, Berlin Alexanderplatz

European Sound Yolande Decarsin, Little Girl

European Visual Effects Inaki Madariaga, The Platform

Eurimages Co-Production Award Luis Urbano

European University Film Award Saudi Runaway, dir: Susanne Regina Meures

EFA For Innovative Storytelling Mark Cousins, Womean Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema

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