Following his wife’s tragic death in a car accident, off-duty police chief Ingimundur struggles to cope with his grief two years later, focused on renovating a new home in his remote Icelandic town while alienated from everyone besides his young granddaughter. But when an accidental discovery leads him to suspect a local man of having had an affair with his late wife, Ingimundur’s detective instincts click back into gear, beginning an investigation that grows increasingly obsessive within their small community. As the extent of his wife’s betrayal grows more apparent, Ingimundur’s descent into rage and grief may endanger both himself and his loved ones.
Winner of the NDR Film Prize at the Nordic Film Days in Lübeck, A White, White Day is an emotionally complex exploration of the ravages of loss set across the hypnotic landscape of Iceland. Directed by Hlynur Pálmason (Iceland, 2019)
“Palmason engages in storytelling that’s both powerful and freshly thought out, marking him as a talent to watch”—The Hollywood Reporter
“A relatable and at times shocking depiction of grief”—Film Inquiry
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Hlynur Pálmason (b. 1984, Hornafjörður, Iceland) started out as a visual artist and evolved his career later into filmmaking by pursuing an education at the Danish National Film School, which he graduated from in 2013 with the award-winning short A Painter. Pálmason‘s feature debut Winter Brothers made its world premiere in the main competition of the Locarno Film Festival in 2017, where it won four awards.
Since then it has been sold to over 20 territories and continued its festival success, winning over 30 awards. His second feature A White, White Day (Hvítur, Hvítur Dagur) has been selected at the 58th Semaine de la Critique.