A White, White Day was Iceland’s official submission to the 2020 Oscars, and it delivers emotional power and visual splendour in spades. Stoic former police chief Ingimundur (Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson) is a proud grandfather to the spritely 8-year-old Salka (Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir). Mourning the loss of his wife, he buries himself in work, renovating a home for Salka and his daughter in the idyllic Icelandic wilderness. Rifling through a box of his wife’s old possessions, Ingimundur stumbles upon a set of clues which point to her infidelity. As his emotions boil to the surface and his world comes crashing down around him, he sets off on an explosive investigative path to come to terms with his marriage, his grief and himself.
★★★★ “A strikingly original film, as suspenseful as any conventional thriller” — David Stratton, The Australian
Iceland, Denmark, Sweden