Archive of films White, White Day / Hvítur, hvítur dagur

Iceland / Denmark / Sweden
2019, 109 min

Section: Horizons
Year: 2019

As he goes through his late wife’s effects, former police officer Ingimundur begins to question whether he truly knew her. Hlynur Pálmason’s emotionally complex and hypnotic film stands out for Maria von Hausswolff’s excellent cinematography and Ingvar E. Sigurðsson’s performance as the mourning and increasingly stubborn widower.


After his wife passes away, former police officer Ingimundur tries to overcome his grief by reconstructing a house. While going through her things, however, he discovers that the precarious balance he’s attained begins to crumble as he questions whether he truly knew his wife. Like the thick layer of fog masking the surrounding landscape, wisps of doubt settle around the grounded widower, feeding his suppressed anger. In his latest picture Hlynur Pálmason explores the essence of love, which can start out unconditional and selfless only to become obsessive and paralyzing. Maria von Hausswolff’s excellent cinematography and Ingvar E. Sigurðsson’s performance as the mourning yet defiant widower strengthen this hypnotic drama’s emotional punch.

Sandra Hezinová

About the director

Hlynur Pálmason

Hlynur Pálmason (b. 1984, Hornafjörður, Iceland). Filmography: En dag eller to (2012, short), En maler (2013, short), Seven Boats (2014, short), Winter Brothers (Vinterbrødre, 2017), A White, White Day (Hvítur, hvítur dagur, 2019)


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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Horizons
Director: Hlynur Pálmason
Screenplay: Hlynur Pálmason
Dir. of Photography: Maria von Hausswolff
Music: Edmund Finnis
Editor: Julius Krebs Damsbo
Art Director: Hulda Helgadóttir
Producer: Anton Máni Svansson
Production: Join Motion Pictures
Coproduction: Snowglobe, Hob AB, Film i Väst
Cast: Ingvar E. Sigurðsson, Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Björn Ingi Hilmarsson, Elma Stefanía Ágústsdóttir
Sales: New Europe Film Sales
Distributor: Aerofilms


Hlynur Pálmason

Film Director

Ingvar Sigurðsson


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Sound Designer


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