Thomas Vinterberg’s latest is a bittersweet comedy-drama about the highs and lows of excess.
Dir Thomas Vinterberg
With Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Magnus Millang
A STUDIOCANAL release
Druk (‘binge drinking’ in Danish) reunites Vinterberg, Mikkelsen and Larsen for this intoxicating, BAFTA-winning comedy-drama. A group of four middle-aged teachers are stuck in a rut and desperate to break free from what they see as their stale existence. They decide to embrace the theory that a fulfilled life can be achieved by maintaining a blood alcohol level of 0.05. After an initially promising period they start breaking their own rules, and before long the thin line between being drunk and alcoholic starts to blur. This personal project from Thomas Vinterberg (Festen, The Hunt) – which won Best Film at the BFI London Film Festival – is an acting masterclass from all four leads, and provides both a celebration of euphoria and a warning of excess.
Justin Johnson, Lead Programmer
All screenings will have Audio Description
The Sun 11 Jul 12:40 NFT3 and Tue 13 Jul 14:40 Studio performances will be presented with HoH subtitles for the D/deaf or hard of hearing.