Hvítur, Hvítur Dagur
Director: Hlynur Pálmason
IS, DK, SE
In a remote Icelandic town, Ingimundur – father, grandfather, an off-duty police chief and widower – 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. The title of the film is inspired by an Icelandic saying: when everything is white, and you can no longer see the difference between the earth and the sky, the dead can talk to us who are still living. The score for the Hlynur Pálmason’s (Winter Brothers, 2017) second feature film is created by the internationally acclaimed British composer Edmund Finnis.
Curator's point of view: After his debut with the visually impressive Winter Brothers, now the director focuses on the emotional experiences not experiments with the form. The phenomenon of white days has served as a catalyst to grieve over the loss.
In the screening on October 20: Meeting with filmmakers