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A WHITE, WHITE DAY has strong debut in Cannes

A White, White Day, the second feature from Icelandic writer/director Hlynur Pálmason, had its world premiere in the International Critics' Week, one of the parallel sections of the Cannes Film Festival, on May 16. After the premiere, the cast and crew in attendance were treated to a long standing ovation. Ingvar Sigurðsson, Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Sara Dögg Ásgeirsdóttir, Björn Ingi Hilmarsson. Elma Stefanía Ágústsdóttir and Þór Hrafnsson Tulinius were among the actors at the premiere.

Very positive reviews of the film have been published from Screen InternationalCineuropa and The Hollywood Reporter

The film is set in a remote Icelandic town, where 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.

A White, White Day was written and directed by Hlynur Pálmason. The film was produced by Anton Máni Svansson, with executive producer Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson from Iceland's Join Motion Pictures and is an Icelandic/Danish/Swedish co-production. Co-producers are Katrin Pors, Mikkel Jersin and Eva Jakobsen for Snowglobe (DK), Anthony Muir for Film i Väst (SE) and Nima Yousefi for Hobab (SE).

The film stars Ingvar Sigurdsson and Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir. It was shot by Maria von Hausswolff and edited by Julius Krebs Damsbo. Sound designer is Lars Halvorsen, production design is by Hulda Helgadóttir and music by Edmund Finnis.

The film has already been sold to territories including Poland (New Horizons Association), Norway (Merfilm), Switzerland (Xenix), Czech Republic and Slovakia (Aero), Greece (Weird Wave) and Baltics (Kino Pavasaris). International sales for A White, White Day are being handled by New Europe Film Sales (jan@neweuropefilmsales.com).

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