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A WHITE, WHITE DAY wins three awards at Torino Film Festival

Hlynur Pálmason's A White, White Day won a total of three awards at the 37th Torino Film Festival, which took place in Italy from November 22 - 30. The film was named Best Film in the International Feature Film Competition, it won the Holden School Award for best screenplay, and the AVANTI! award with the following motivation:

A deep and surprising movie which introduces the spectators into a world of silences and then drags them into a crescendo of overwhelming and tremendous emotions. With sensitivity and explosive power, the movie shows how the greatest and most unconditional love can coexist with pain and anger, as well as the difficult pathway that can lead to an acceptance of these equally legitimate, internal lacerations. The alchemical success of the technical sections gives this film an extraordinary realism, at the service of brilliant directing which alternates elegant classicism with moments of illuminated authorship.

To date A White, White Day has won a total of twelve international awards since the film had its world premiere at Cannes Critics' Week. The Icelandic actor Ingvar Sigurdsson has been nominated for Best Actor at the European Film Awards for his performance in the film, and it is Iceland's entry for the 2020 Best International Feature Film Oscar.

Further information about Torino Film Festival can be found on the festival's website