A WHITE, WHITE DAY “Hvítur, Hvítur Dagur”
Narrative Feature | 109 minutes

HIFF 2018

 Narrative Competition

Directed by
Hlynur Pálmason

Produced by
Anton Máni Svansson

Written by
Hlynur Pálmason

Ingvar Sigurðsson, Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Björn Ingi Hilmarsson

2019 | Icelandic | Iceland/Denmark/Sweden

• WINNER: Best Narrative Feature
Director Hlynur Pálmason receives a $3,000 cash prize as well as a film production package of in-kind goods and services, with a total value of $100,000.

Retired from his job as a local policeman and grieving the recent death of his wife, Ingimundur (an excellent Ingvar E. Sigurðsson) channels his quietly brewing grief into the renovation of a secluded house in the remote Icelandic community they called home. But while going through a box of his wife’s old possessions, Ingimundur finds an unexpected memento that directs his detective instincts into increasingly unstable paranoia. With a tone perfectly matching its remote, isolated Icelandic setting, director Hlynur Pálmason’s remarkably confident second feature is a spellbinding, oft-kilter tale of the obsessive ends of unconditional love.

Selected as Iceland’s official entry for the Best International Feature Film Oscar®

Encore screening at 5:00pm on October 14