30.09. - 09.10.2021

A White, White Day Iceland, Denmark, Sweden 2019 | 109 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2019

Hlynur Pálmason

HLYNUR PÁLMASON (*1984) started out as a visual artist, before studying at the Copenhagen Film School. His debut Winter Brothers (2017) won numerous prizes. A White, White Day is his second film and premiered at this year’s Cannes festival in the section Semaine de la Critique.

rated for 0 + years
According to Icelandic superstition, on »white days«, when the snow-covered earth blends in with the sky, the living meet the dead: a thrilling drama about a man whose sadness at the loss of his wife becomes an obesssion. Ingimundur, an ex-policeman, lost his wife two years ago in a tragic accident. Her death weighs heavily on him and he tries to shift the pain – to caring for his granddaughter and renovating his house. When he comes across evidence of a possible affair of his wife’s, Ingimundur‘s old policeman’s instinct is stirred – and he is soon caught up in an investigation that takes him to the edge of madness.

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Original title: Hvítur, Hvítur Dagur
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Icelandic
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Hlynur Pálmason
Screenplay: Hlynur Pálmason
Cast: Ingvar Sigurðsson, Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Björn Ingi Hilmarsso, Elma Stefanía Ágústsdóttir, Sara Dögg Ásgeirsdóttir
Producer: Anton Máni Svansson, Eva Jakobsen, Katrin Pors, Mikkel Jersin, Nima Yousefi, Anthony Muir
Director of Photography: Maria von Hausswolff
Music: Edmund Finnis
Production Design: Hulda Helgadóttir
Editor: Julius Krebs Damsbo
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor: Arsenal Filmverleih
World Sales: New Europe Film Sales
Production: Join Motion Pictures; Film i Väst; Snowglobe; Hobab;
Contact: Stefan Paul, Arsenal Filmverleih:


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