HVÍTUR, HVÍTUR DAGUR

Iceland, Denmark

Synopsis

In a remote Icelandic town, an off-duty police chief begins to suspect a local man of having had an affair with his late wife, who died in a tragic accident two years earlier. Gradually his obsession for finding out the truth accumulates and inevitably begins to endanger himself and his loved ones. A story of grief, revenge and unconditional love.

Director's Biography

Hlynur Pálmason started out as a visual artist and evolved his career later into filmmaking by pursuing an education at the Danish National Film School, which he graduated from in 2013 with the award-winning short A PAINTER. His feature debut WINTER BROTHERS premiered in the main competition of the Locarno Film Festival in 2017, where it won four awards. Since then it has been sold to over 20 territories and continued its festival success, winning over 30 awards. A WHITE, WHITE DAY is his second feature film.

Filmography:
2019 - A WHITE, WHITE DAY
2017 - WINTER BROTHERS
2014 - SEVEN BOATS, short
2013 - A PAINTER, short
2012 - A DAY OR TWO, short
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Hlynur Pálmason

Written by: Hlynur Pálmason

Produced by: Anton Máni Svansson

Cinematography: Maria von Hausswolff

Editing: Julius Krebs Damsbo

Production Design: Hulda Helgadóttir

Costume Design: Nina Grønlund

Hair & Make-up: Katrine Tersgov

Original Score: Edmund Finnis

Sound: Lars Halvorsen

Main Cast: Ingvar E. Sigurdsson (Ingimundur), Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir (Salka), Hilmir Snaer Gudnason (Olgeir), Björn Ingi Hilmarsson (Trausti), Elma Stefanía Ágústsdóttir (Elín)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Actor 2019
  • EFA Feature Film Selection 2019