Hlynur Pálmason confirms the promise of his award-winning debut Winter Brothers with this spellbinding and darkly humorous new drama about a stoic grandfather whose emotional reserves are pushed to their limits.
A White, White Day

Hvítur, Hvítur Dagur
Director: Hlynur Pálmason
Cast: Ingvar E. Sigurdsson, Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir, Hilmir Snær Guðnason
Duration: 109 mins
Country of Origin: Iceland

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A White, White Day

“Visually arresting and emotionally rewarding. A perfectly controlled sense of place permeates every frame.”
Lisa Nesselson, SCREEN INTERNATIONAL

“Strong stuff. Pálmason engages in storytelling that’s both powerful and freshly thought out, marking him as a talent to watch.”
Todd McCarthy, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

WINNER – 2019 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL – Best Actor (Critics’ Week)

The overwhelming Scandinavian success story of the recent Cannes Film Festival, writer/director Hlynur Pálmason confirms the considerable promise of his multi award-winning debut Winter Brothers with this spellbinding and darkly humorous new drama about a stoic grandfather whose emotional reserves are pushed to their limits.

Former police chief Ingimundur (Ingvar E. Sigurdsson) has struggled ever since he lost his wife to a tragic accident two years earlier. Busying himself with the task of renovating a homestead in the remote Icelandic wilderness, he finds solace in time spent with his spirited young granddaughter, Salka (Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir). But when Ingimundur begins to suspect a local man may have had an affair with his late wife, his detective instincts kick in, fuelling behaviour that becomes increasingly unpredictable…

Anchored by Ingvar E. Sigurdsson’s towering, white-hot lead performance, a visceral score from Edmund Finnis and utterly breathtaking cinematography, Pálmason’s gripping and powerful tale of unconditional love is an unforgettable big-screen experience, and not to be missed.


A White, White Day

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE SCREENINGS
2019 Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival, touring nationally 9 Jul-7 Aug
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