Hlynur Pálmason’s (Winter Brothers) second feature, A White, White Day (Hvítur, Hvítur Dagur) has won the Propeller of Motovun, the main award at the Motovun Film Festival in Croatia.
In this story of mourning, revenge and unconditional love, an off-duty police chief (Ingvar Sigurdsson) in a remote Icelandic town suspects a local man of having had an affair with his wife who died in a tragic accident. But his search for the truth turns into an obsession and inevitably leads to danger for both himself and his loved ones.
The jury said in their deliberation: “We gave the award to the film which, using genre elements, tackles the emotional and psychological burden of bereavement in an idiosynchratic way. This sweet-and-sour portrait of a peevish, melancholic policeman left a deep impression on us. Our decision was unanimous.”
A White, White Day, which received its world premiere during Cannes Critics Week in May, is confirmed for a theatrical release in Australia, Austria, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, New Zealand, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.
CLIP FROM A WHITE, WHITE DAY: