Best Director Nominee Thomas Vinterberg Says ‘Another Round’ Is About “Letting Go Of Control, Allowing Yourself To Fail”

Best Director Nominee Thomas Vinterberg Says ‘Another Round’ Is About “Letting Go Of Control, Allowing Yourself To Fail”
Even in a world as volatile as the film industry, Thomas Vinterberg has had some serious ups and downs. After becoming the toast of Cannes in 1998 with his Dogme film Festen, the Danish director fell sharply from grace with the follow-up It’s All About Love and endured several commercial flops before returning to favor with his provocative 2012 Oscar nominee The Hunt. His latest, the drinking drama Another Round, could have set him back to square one—as shooting began, his teenage daughter died in a car crash, and its Cannes premiere was scuppered by the Covid-19 pandemic—but somehow it prevailed, sweeping festival prizes across the globe and bringing Vinterberg back to the Oscar conversation.

Deadline: What do the Oscars mean to you?

Thomas Vinterberg: Since my childhood it has been a dream, like a kind of phantom. I’ve been catching myself doing Oscar speeches—like, when I’m in the bathroom.
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