Icelandic A White, White Day, directed by Hlynur Pálmason is selected to open the Nordic film market, New Nordic Films, Tuesday August 20th. The festival has previously screened Pálmason´s film Winter Brothers in 2017. Actor Ingimundur Elma Stefania Agustsdottir, who has the leading role in the film will be present for the screening.
Programme Director, New Nordic Films Gyda Velvin Myklebust is looking forward to screen the film:
– Hlynur Pálmasons A White, White Day is a powerful story about human inner nature, where the director manages to balance humor and super natural elements in an elegant way. A White, White Day is one of the strongest Nordic contribution this year, and we are proud to announce the news, says the Programme Director.
A White, White Day was in competition at the 58th Semaine de la Critique.
About the film
In a remote Icelandic town, an off-duty police chief begins to suspect a local man for having had an affair with his wife, who 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.
By marrying supernatural legend with tinges of bleak humour, director Hlynur Pálmason again succeeds in conjuring a story which touches on deep human impulses; a tale of growing madness amidst the stunning, almost otherworldly Icelandic nature.
A White, White Day is produced by Join Motion Pictures. Mer Film is the Norwegian Distributor.