Adults Summer Reading,

World Cinema Adventure: Another Round

Wednesday, July 24 • 5:30pm

This summer, travel the world from the comfort of your library! We’ll visit four countries throughout July and August, watching a film and enjoying snacks from each.

No registration required, meet in the Community Room. These films are not rated and may be suitable for adults only. Can’t make it in person? Find this movie, and many others from around the world on Kanopy.com. Streaming cinema, documentaries, and education are all FREE with your library card.

 

Another Round from Denmark

 

There is a theory that man is born with a deficit of 0.05 percent, that alcohol in the blood opens the mind to the outside world, problems seem smaller, and creativity increases. We know it well: after the first glass of wine, the conversation lifts, the possibilities open up. Martin (Mads Mikkelsen) is a high-school teacher who feels old and tired. His students and their parents want him terminated to increase their average. Encouraged by the theory, Martin and his three colleagues throw themselves into an experiment to maintain a constant alcohol impact in everyday life. If Churchill won World War II in a dense fog of spirits, what could a few drops do for them and their students? The result is positive in the beginning. Martin’s class is in a different way now, and the project is being promoted to a real academic study with the collection of results. Slowly but surely, the alcohol makes the four friends and their surroundings loosen up. The results are rising, and they really begin to feel life. As time goes on, the experiment progresses for some and goes off track for others. It becomes clearer and clearer that alcohol can generate great results in world history, but that all daring can also have consequences. A fun, touching, and thought-provoking drama about friendship, freedom–and alcohol.

Winner of the 2021 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

2020 • 1hr 56min

Genres: Drama, Comedy

 

Upcoming films:

Tuesday, August 13
“Inversion” from Iran

Tuesday, August 27
“Guaraní” from Argentina