A White, White Day: Nordic Council Film Prize nominee, Iceland

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.

Hvítur, hvítur dagur premiered at La Semaine de la Critique at the 2019 Cannes festival.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Hvítur, hvítur dagur
  • Director
    Hlynur Pálmason
  • Producer
    Anton Máni Svansson
  • Writers
    Hlynur Pálmason
  • Photo
    Maria von Hausswolff
  • Actors
    Ingvar Sigurdsson, Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir, Hilmir Snær Guðnason
  • Playtime
    1 h 49 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    Iceland
  • Age limit
    12 years
  • Production
    Film i Väst, Glassriver, Join Motion Pictures
  • Distributor
    Mer Film