Winner of Best Actor at Cannes, Icelandic drama A White, White Day centres on a grieving grandfather whose emotions are pushed to their limits.
The overwhelming success story from Cannes Film Festival, A White, White Day centres on a grieving police officer in rural Iceland. The film’s hero, former police chief Ingimundur (Ingvar E. Sigurdsson) is on bereavement leave after the sudden passing of his wife two years earlier. He fills his days renovating and re-renovating a rural homestead while spending time with his spirited granddaughter Salka (Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir).
Still feeling the pain of the loss of his wife, Ingimundur searches for something or someone to blame. He soon sets his sights on a neighbour he suspects had an affair with his wife. His detective instincts kicking in, he heads down a vengeful path of increasingly unpredictable behaviour.
Anchored by Ingvar E. Sigurdsson’s towering, white-hot lead performance, a visceral score from Edmund Finnis and utterly breathtaking cinematography, A White, White Day is a spellbinding and darkly funny look at madness and loss through the portrait of a man consumed with sadness.
Cast & Crew
Director Hlynur Pálmason
Writer Hlynur Pálmason
Stars Ingvar E. Sigurdsson, Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir, Hilmir Snær Guðnason
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