We’ve worked with Film Movement, the distributor of A WHITE, WHITE DAY, to make it possible for you to see the film — and your ticket helps support the Belcourt. For $12, you can purchase a ticket for A WHITE, WHITE DAY — and you’ll have a 3-day / 72-hour window to watch it. (Note: You’ll be asked to create an account with Film Movement to pay for your ticket.) Film Movement will share a portion of your ticket payment with the Belcourt. Please note that this arrangement, in these unprecedented times, means we’re unable to offer member pricing. Thanks for your understanding and support. And if you’d like to consider an additional donation to the Belcourt, we’d be most grateful. You can do so here. Note: You can watch A WHITE, WHITE DAY on your TV (using Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Roku or Chromecast), mobile device, (iPhone, iPad, Android) and/or computer (by clicking on the link in your confirmation email). Click here more details on how to watch. For general information about watching on a bigger screen, see our FAQs here.
In a remote Icelandic town, an off-duty police chief and isolated widower Ingimundur (a chilling Ingvar Sigurdsson, who received Cannes’ Critics’ Week award for Best Actor for his performance) makes a delayed attempt to reconstruct some semblance of life following the haunting loss of his beloved wife. Unable to directly confront his heartache, he invests his formidable energy into his devoted granddaughter Salka and works to convert a farmstead into a new home to support her and his troubled daughter. When unpacking his late wife’s belongings he makes a destabilizing discovery that releases an avalanche of grief with the power to destroy his family, community, and a reputation that took a lifetime to build.
"The Icelandic director Hlynur Pálmason...shows an acute sensitivity to the potential relations between environment and cinematic pace. He exercises that quality in ingenious and galvanic ways in A WHITE, WHITE DAY, an eerily gripping study of grief — and impotence in its face — with the trappings of a revenge thriller." —Glenn Kenny, Critic’s Pick, New York Times "I’m convinced that A WHITE, WHITE DAY is the work of one of the most important voices of this emerging generation." —Peter Debruge, Variety "As darkly comic as it is foreboding...A WHITE, WHITE DAY takes the tropes of a psychological thriller but presents them with a virtuosic and austere visual flare.” —Rory O'Connor, The Film Stage “It is rare that something so honest, devoid of unnecessary hyperbole, overworked drama and quick plot progression graces the silver screen… The convincing performances, breathtaking scenery captured in an understated eeriness by cinematographer Maria von Hausswolff, and the sheer humanness of A WHITE, WHITE DAY told through [director Hlynur] Pálmason’s eyes transport you to an isolated little Icelandic town where perhaps, just perhaps, the veil opens in the fog.” —Sarah Burley, The Upside News
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