Archive of films A White, White Day / Hvítur, hvítur dagur
Iceland / Denmark / Sweden
2019, 109 min
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.
About the director
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)
About the film
|Dir. of Photography:||Maria von Hausswolff|
|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|