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.
- Best Film Award - Torino FF 2019
- Best Performance Award - European Feature Film - Premier Plans 2020
- 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
- Festival du Nouveau Cinéma Montréal 2019
- Athens International Film Festival 2019
- La Semaine de la Critique 2019
- Haifa International Film Festival 2019
- BFI London Film Festival 2019
- Helsinki IFF - Love & Anarchy 2019
- Zurich Film Festival 2019
- Karlovy Vary 2019
- Transilvania International Film Festival 2019
- New Horizons International Film Festival 2019
- Torino Film Festival 2019
- Premiers Plans Festival - Angers 2020
- Göteborg Film Festival 2020
- 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
- Hlynur Pálmason
- Maria von Hausswolff
- Julius Krebs Damsbo
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Visually arresting and emotionally rewarding.
Hlynur Pálmason delivers a leisurely but never boring tale of hidden feelings percolating in a splendidly varied landscape.
Pálmason engages in storytelling that’s both powerful and freshly thought-out.
A tale of spellbinding and perturbing beauty.
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.