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
- 109 min.
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.Read more
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)