The Icelandic Film & TV Academy has announced that A White, White Day (Hvítur, Hvítur Dagur), directed by Hlynur Pálmason, will be its submission for Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards.
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.
A White, White Day had it’s world premiere at the International Critics’ Week, a sidebar of the Cannes Film Festival, where Ingvar Sigurdsson earned the Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award for his performance. The film also won the main award at the Motovun Film Festival and has been nominated for the 2019 Nordic Council Film Prize.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce the final five nominations for Best International Feature Film on 13th January, with the Oscar to be presented during a gala ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on 9th February 2020.