A White, White Day

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    A White, White Day

    Hvítur, Hvítur Dagur

    Directed by

    Iceland, Denmark, Sweden

    2019

    109 min

    • Icelandic

    Drama

    Scope Expanded - Staff Picks

    In a remote Icelandic town, an off duty police chief begins to suspect a local man to have had an affair with his wife, who has recently died in a car accident. Gradually his obsession for finding out the truth accumulates and inevitably begins to endanger himself and his loved ones. A story of grief, revenge and unconditional love.

    Awards

    • Best Film Award - Torino FF 2019
    • Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award (Ingvar E. Sigurðsson) - La Semaine de la Critique
    • Best Performance Award (Ingvar E. Sigurðsson) - Transilvania IFF
    • Iceland's Submission for the 92nd Academy Awards

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Ingvar E. Sigurðsson
    Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir
    Hilmir Snær Guðnason
    Björn Ingi Hilmarsso
    n Elma Stefanía Ágústsdóttir
    Sara Dögg Ásgeirsdóttir
    Haraldur Ari Stefánsson
    Sigurður Sigurjónsson
    Arnmundur Ernst Bachman
    Screenplay
    Hlynur Pálmason
    Cinematography
    Maria von Hausswolff
    Editing
    Julius Krebs Damsbo
    Production
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    Press

    Visually arresting and emotionally rewarding.

    Lisa Nesselson, Screendaily

    Hlynur Pálmason delivers a leisurely but never boring tale of hidden feelings percolating in a splendidly varied landscape.

    Lisa Nesselson, Screendaily

    Pálmason engages in storytelling that’s both powerful and freshly thought-out.

    Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

    A tale of spellbinding and perturbing beauty.

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    Hlynur Pálmason

    Hlynur Pálmason

    Iceland

    I never have a clear plot idea in mind, I wait and see when a film takes off and then follow it wherever it wants to go. I think this that’s inspiring.

    Hlynur Pálmason graduated from the Danish National Film School in 2013. His first full-length film WINTER BROTHERS (2017) was selected at Locarno Film Festival, Toronto IFF and Helsinki IFF among others where it was highly awarded. Hlynur also works as an artist and has hosted a number of paintings and photo exhibitions. His second feature A WHITE, WHITE DAY (2019) is selected at the 58th Semaine de la Critique.

    Selected Filmography