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While trying to recover from the loss of his wife, ex-policeman Ingimundur suspects she had affair and slowly engulfed into obsessive behavior.

Hlynur Pálmason’s A white, White Day (Hvítur, Hvítur Dagur) is set in Iceland, offering a scenery which is an ideal set for the drama it unfolds. Growing feud as a theme is certainly a reminder of Pálmason’s previous effort, Winter Brothers (Vinterbrødre, 2017). There is effective drama and burgeoning suspense. The first part of the story focuses mainly on copping with the loss of a loved one, while the later part takes a turn toward the potential, in thriller like fashion, of score settling.

While being at time a little too arty for its own good, A white, White Day makes effective use of glacial landscape almost as a character. As it happens, the writing and characters development is solid, enhanced by actor Ingvar E. Sigurðsson fully embodying the characterization of Ingimundur.

Last FNC screening: Friday October 18, 5 PM – Cineplex Quartier Latin