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Mads Mikkelsen’s ‘Another Round’ wins ‘Best Film’ at London Film Festival

The new Mads Mikkelsen-starring comedy Another Round has scooped the Best Film prize at this year’s BFI London Film Festival.

The annual festival took place largely online this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the usual jury-selected prizes replaced by the Virtual LFF Audience Awards, which selected films only available virtually throughout the festival.

Another Round, which was also selected for this year’s Cannes Label and is directed by Thomas Vinterberg, stars Mikkelsen as an underappreciated middle-aged teacher who turns to drink alongside a group of friends.

“Thank you to the audience at the London Film Festival for bringing this award to us,” Vinterberg said. “We are very proud to receive this from a British audience; it’s a great honour. We are so sad that we can’t be there.”

Last night’s (October 18) awards also saw the IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary, which awards £50,000 to a first or

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‘Another Round’, starring Mads Mikkelsen, wins best film at London Film Festival

Watch: The trailer for Another Round, featuring Mads Mikkelsen

Thomas Vinterberg’s new film was the big winner at the inaugural BFI Virtual London Film Festival Audience Awards.

Another Round, directed by Vinterberg and coming to UK cinemas on 27 November, was named best film.

The story follows an unappreciated tutor, husband and father, played by Mads Mikkelsen, who tries to medicate his unhappiness with alcohol.

Vinterberg, whose previous films include The Hunt and Far From The Madding Crowd, said: “Thank you to the audience at the London Film Festival for bringing this award to us.

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“We are very proud to receive this from a British audience; it’s a great honour. We are so sad that we can’t be there.”

Mads Mikkelsen in a still from Thomas Vinterberg's Another Round. (Studiocanal)
Mads Mikkelsen in a still from Thomas Vinterberg’s Another Round. (Studiocanal)

With the annual film

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Mads Mikkelsen Comedy ‘Another Round’ Wins Best Film At BFI London Film Festival

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The 2020 BFI London Film Festival has unveiled its virtual audience award winners, with Thomas Vinterberg’s Mads Mikkelsen-starring Danish comedy Another Round scooping Best Film.

The awards replaced the typical jury-voted prizes, which didn’t happen this year due to the pandemic forcing the majority of the fest online.

Also awarded tonight was the IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary, with Wildfire filmmaker Cathy Brady receiving the £50,000 grant, which goes to a first or second time UK filmmaker presenting work in the fest.

Further prizes were handed out to Benjamin Ree’s The Painter And The Thief, which took Best Documentary, Tommy Gillard’s Shuttlecock, which won Best Short Film, and Anna West and David Callanan’s To Miss The Ending, which took Best XR/Immersive Art.

“I’m deeply honoured to receive the IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary. In a year that has been so turbulent for

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Another Round wins top award at London film festival

The story of a middle-aged teacher who turns to drink in order to cope with life has won the most prestigious award at this year’s London film festival, although several other highly rated movies were not eligible owing to changes imposed because of Covid-19.

Thomas Vinterberg’s Another Round, which stars Mads Mikkelsen as a disillusioned teacher who along with a small group of colleagues decides to drink every day, won best film at the UK’s first major film awards since the start of the pandemic.

The award came in an unusual year for the festival, which hosted a hybrid event with the British Film Institute’s online player showing films digitally, while the BFI Southbank in London and cinemas around the country also held some physically distanced screenings.

However, judges were only allowed to consider films that were available digitally, which meant several bigger films, including Steve McQueen’s Mangrove and Lovers

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A Tender Film With Kate Winslet And Saoirse Ronan Closes BFI London Film Festival

Francis Lee’s film Ammonite, starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan, tells the fictionalized story of Mary Anning, a nineteenth century palaeontologist, and her love affair with a married woman. This is an absorbing and atmospheric film with two great performances.

Ammonite is Francis Lee’s second feature film after his break-out debut feature God’s Own Country. He won the Directing Award at Sundance in 2017 for his first film. Now, with Ammonite, Francis Lee has been shortlisted for the IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary Award, organized in association with the British Film Institute (BFI) to support up-and-coming filmmakers. The film was backed by the BFI and BBC Films with See-Saw Films.

Mary Anning (Kate Winslet) lives a quiet life with her mother in Lyme Regis, a seaside town in Dorset, where she has a

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