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