A White, White Day

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.


About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    September 6, 2019
  • International Premiere Date
    May 16, 2019, International Critics' Week - Cannes
  • Genre
  • Length
    109 min.
  • Language
  • Original Title
    Hvítur, hvítur dagur
  • International Title
    A White, White Day
  • Production Year
  • Production Countries
    Iceland, Denmark, Sweden
  • IMDB
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
  • Production Format
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Color
  • Screening format and subtitles

Company Credits


  • 2019
    International Critics' Week - Cannes - Award: Ingvar Sigurdsson won the Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award
  • 2019
    Transilvania International Film Festival - Award: Ingvar Sigurdsson won the Best Performance Award
  • 2019
    Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
  • 2019
    New Horizons International Film Festival
  • 2019
    Motovun Film Festival - Award: Won the main award - Propeller of Motovun
  • 2019
    Den Norske Filmfestivalen i Haugesund
  • 2019
    Toronto International Film Festival
  • 2019
    Busan International Film Festival
  • 2019
    Filmfest Hamburg
  • 2019
    Hamptons International Film Festival - Award: Jury Selection for Best Narrative Feature, Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir received Special Jury Mention for her acting performance
  • 2019
    Zurich Film Festival - Award: Jury Special Mention
  • 2019
    Festival du nouveau cinéma - Award: Ingvar Sigurdsson won the Best actor award in a feature film in the International Competition
  • 2019
    Nordic International Film Festival - Award: Won Best Nordic Feature
  • 2019
    Nordische Filmtage Lübeck - Award: Won the NDR Film Prize
  • 2019
    Athens International Film Festival
  • 2019
    Torino Film Festival - Award: Won Best Film in the International Feature Film Competition, it won the Holden School Award for best screenplay, and the AVANTI! award