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World Cinema

A WHITE, WHITE DAY (Opening May 29)


Year 2019
Runtime 109 mins
Language Icelandic
Subtitles English Subtitles
Alberta Premiere
A WHITE, WHITE DAY starts streaming May 29, 2020.
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A WHITE, WHITE DAY is presented by our partner, ATB.


We screened A WHITE, WHITE DAY at CIFF in 2019 and now you get another chance to watch this film with CIFF at home!

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.

Shot on beautiful 35mm, A WHITE, WHITE DAY is the second feature by Icelandic writer-director Hlynur Palmason (WINTER BROTHERS), and a powerful, suspenseful, and emotional drama with a stand out cast.


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Denmark Iceland
Cannes Film Festival, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, New Zealand International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival
Hlynur Pálmason
Executive Producer
Guðmundur Guðmundsson, Hlynur Palmason, Ingvar Sigurdsson
Anton Máni Svansson
Hlynur Palmason
Maria Von Hausswolff
Julius Damsbo
Ingvar Sigurdsson, Ída Hlynsdóttir, Hilmir Guðnason, Sara Ásgeirsdóttir