Film: A White, White Day

This film is the centrepiece of the Scandinavian Film Festival, and the Australian Premiere.

Director/writer Hlynur Palmason (Winter Brothers), in his second feature, has made an award winning, darkly humorous film.

Former police chief Ingimundur (Ingvar Eggert Sigurdsson) descends into grief and violence two years after the tragic death of his wife in a car accident on a whiteout day of fog and snow.

He channels his grief into rebuilding a house in a remote location, and looking after his spirited granddaughter Salka (beautifully played by Ida Mekkin Hlyndottir).

But when a box of things that belonged to his wife is delivered, it triggers disturbing memories and he begins to suspect her infidelity. This starts his decent into instability.

The title refers to an Icelandic proverb, referring to “a day so white that earth meets the sky and the dead may talk with the living.”

There are excellent performances from the actors in this disturbing story, and some unusual and interesting film techniques.

109 Minutes

Icelandic language with English sub-titles.

Watch the trailer…

The Scandinavian film Festival runs until August 7. There are 20 films including One Last Deal, which was shown at the Perth Film Festival this year, and the Australian Premiere of Steig Larsson: The Man who Played with Fire – together with The Millenium Trilogy retrospective. And many more that have won awards and nominations for excellence.

Showing at Palace Cinema Paradiso, Northbridge, and Luna SX, Fremantle. Tickets are available at box offices, online or by phone with credit card (which includes booking fees). There are a variety of discounts for school and group bookings.

For more information go to: www.scandinavianfilmfestival.com

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