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A White, White Day to Premiere at Cannes

A White, White Day, the newest movie by director and screenwriter Hlynur Pálmason, has been chosen to participate in the Critics’ Week program at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, RÚV reports.

The movie will have its premiere at the film festival, which will be held between the 15th and 23rd of May this summer. A White, White Day tells the story of Ingimundur, a police chief that goes on sabbatical after losing his wife in an accident. Grief-stricken, Ingimundur focuses on building a house for their daughter and grandchild. But soon his attention is directed at a man who Ingimundur suspects had an affair with his wife, his suspicion turns into obsession leading him down a radical path.

The movies’ main roles are played by Ingvar E. Sigurðsson (Trapped, Justice League, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald) and Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir. A White, White Day is the second full length film by director Hlynur Pálmason, who directed the movie Winter Brothers in 2017.

Two Icelandic movies have previously been a part of Cannes’ Critics’ Week. Woman at War, directed by Benedikt Erlingsson, had its premiere there last year and Ingaló by Ásdís Thoroddsen back in 1992.

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