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A White, White Day

(Rated M)

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“Are you there, Ingimundur?”

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Overview

Stoic former police chief Ingimundur (Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson) is a proud grandfather to the spritely 8-year-old Salka (Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir). Mourning the recent passing of his wife, he buries himself in work, renovating a home for Salka and his daughter in the idyllic Icelandic wilderness. Rifling through a box of his late wife’s old possessions, Ingimundur stumbles upon a set of clues which point to her infidelity. As his emotions boil to the surface and his world comes crashing down around him, he sets off on an explosive investigative path to come to terms with his marriage, his grief and himself.

Official Selection
— Cannes Critics' Week 2019
“Something really quite extraordinary”
— Film Comment
“Exquisite. A superb psychological puzzle worth piecing together”
— Los Angeles Times
“A masterclass in balance, contrast and restraint, as profoundly moving as it is refreshingly bereft of cliché”
— The Blue Lenses

Why You Should See This Film

Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson's superb lead performance won him an acting award at Cannes Critics’ Week in 2019, and it's easy to see why: he plays Ingimundur with an immensely arresting intensity that is utterly magnetic on screen. Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir (the real-life daughter of director Hlynur Pálmason) is equally splendid as Salka, delivering one of the best recent child performances in memory. A White, White Day was Iceland's official submission to the 2020 Oscars, and it delivers emotional power and visual splendour in spades, with a sparse, symbolic film language that enhances its considerable impact.

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  • Year: 2019
  • Rating: M
  • Director: Hlynur Palmason
  • Cast: Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir
  • Duration: 109 minutes
  • Language: Icelandic with English Subtitles
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