A White, White Day (Hvítur, hvítur dagur) will be Iceland’s submission for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards in 2020. It won the electronic vote on the Icelandic submission to the Oscars by a landslide, voted on by the members of ÍKSA, the Icelandic Film and Television Academy.
Hlynur Pálmason wrote and directed the film, which was world premiered at Cannes International Critic’s Week last May. The film’s star Ingvar E Sigurðsson was awarded the Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award for his acting in A White, White Day. The film will also be Iceland’s submission to the Nordic Council Film Prize and has been longlisted for the European Film Awards.
The film is director Hlynur Pálmason’s second film, following the critically acclaimed 2017 Danish/Icelandic production Winter Brothers.