A White, White Day

Icelandic drama about a grieving police officer who turns his vengeful sights on a neighbour he suspects may have had an affair with his now-deceased wife.

Please note that this film is in Icelandic, with Dutch subtitles.
Time & Tickets

The powerful new film by Hlynur Pálmason (WINTER BROTHERS) opens with an old Icelandic saying: ‘When the earth and sky unite and everything is white, there is no difference between the dead and the living.’ On one level, this aphorism poetically describes the thick mists that can suddenly, almost magically descend upon the country’s rural areas; on another, it describes the mental state of the film’s hero, Ingimundur, a police officer on bereavement leave after the sudden loss of his wife in an accident. As his world literally falls apart around him (he keeps tearing down and rebuilding the house he was working on when the accident occurred), Ingimundur searches for someone to blame. He zeroes in on a neighbour whom he suspects may have had an affair with his wife, but his pursuit of vengeance winds up endangering those nearest to him. (source:

Hlynur Palmason, Iceland, Denemark, Sweden, 2019, 109 min. Icelandic spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Ingvar Sigurdsson, Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Sara Dögg Ásgeirsdóttir, Björn Ingi Hilmarsson.