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Vinterberg explained that Ida was in Africa when she first read the script for “Another Round” and was determined to be a part of it. The plan was that Vinterberg would film in his daughter’s high school and populate the supporting cast with some of her friends. But she never got to share in that excitement.

“She sent me a letter and she just read the script and was glowing with excitement. She felt seen by this and she was supposed to be in this,” Vinterberg added in his speech. “She loved this and felt seen by this and she was supposed to be in this. If anyone dares to believe that she’s here with us somehow, you’ll be able to see her clapping and cheering with us.”

Vinterberg was nominated not just for Best International Feature this year but also Best Director. The added nomination came as such a surprise that his reaction to it went viral. Check it out here.

“Another Round” stars Mads Mikkelsen and is the story of a high school history teacher who along with his colleagues comes up with a hypothesis to go about their jobs while inebriated.

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