A White, White Day

After the death of his wife, a former policeman discovers that his beloved had another, secret life. His quest to find out the truth gradually becomes an obsession.

Hvítur, Hvítur Dagur
Iceland 2019
  • Czech
109 min.
  • This film is available until 29. 5. 2029 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

After his wife passes away, former police officer Ingimundur tries to overcome his grief by reconstructing a house. While going through her things, however, he discovers that the precarious balance he’s attained begins to crumble as he questions whether he truly knew his wife. Like the thick layer of fog masking the surrounding landscape, wisps of doubt settle around the grounded widower, feeding his suppressed anger. In his latest picture Hlynur Pálmason explores the essence of love, which can start out unconditional and selfless only to become obsessive and paralyzing. Maria von Hausswolff’s ex­cellent cinematography and Ingvar E. Sigurðsson’s p­erformance as the mourning yet defiant widower strengthen this hypnotic drama’s emoti­onal punch.

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Director: Hlynur Pálmason
Screenplay: Hlynur Pálmason
Cinematography: Maria von Hausswolff
Music: Edmund Finnis
Sound: Lars Halvorsen
Editing: Julius Krebs Damsbo
Production Design: Hulda Helgadóttir
Producer: Anton Máni Svansson
Costumes: Nina Grønlund
Cast: Ingvar E. Sigurðsson, Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Björn Ingi Hilmarsson, Elma Stefanía Ágústsdóttir

Cannes Film Festival

2019 – Ingvar Sigurdsson (Rising Star Award)

Rotterdam International Film Festival

2018 – Hlynur Pálmason (ARTE International Prize)

Montréal Festival of New Cinema

2019 – Ingvar Sigurdsson (Best Actor)

  • This film is available until 29. 5. 2029 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.