DENMARK, SWEDEN, NETHERLANDS
Druk (meaning 'drunk' and a little something more, according to the director), examines the fascination men in their fifties have with alcohol – and the mid-life identity crisis that can see them put the wine bottle over evenings spent with family. Politically incorrect and upsetting, whichever way you look at it. Druk embodies the full Vinterberg effect, his ease in building mood and an atmosphere of proximity and friendship, the care and attention he pours into his broken characters. Expect an exceptional line-up: Mads Mikkelsen, Maria Bonnevie and Thomas Bo Larsen, to name but a few.
the Selection Committee
There’s a theory that we should be born with a small amount of alcohol in our blood, and that modest inebriation opens our minds to the world around us, diminishing our problems and increasing our creativity. Heartened by that theory, Martin and three of his friends, all weary high school teachers, embark on an experiment to maintain a constant level of intoxication throughout the workday. If Churchill won WW2 in a heavy daze of alcohol, who knows what a few drops might do for them and their students?
Thomas Bo LARSEN
Thomas VINTERBERG, Tobias LINDHOLM