Hvítur, Hvítur Dagur

Directed by Hlynur Pálmason
Iceland, Denmark, Sweden | 109 min | 2019 | drama | Icelandic

In a remote Icelandic town, 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.

Director: Hlynur Pálmason
Production Company: Join Motion Pictures
Co-production Companies: Snowglobe, Hob

  • Hlynur Pálmason
    Hlynur Pálmason

Festivals & Awards
Cannes Semaine de la Critique – Best Actor – Rising Star Award
Transilvania International Film Festival – Best Performance Award
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
La Rochelle International Film Festival
New Horizons International Film Festival
Motovun FF – Best Film

press quotes

“Visually arresting and emotionally rewarding.”

“Ingimundur is a fascinating character, splendidly portrayed by Ingvar Sigurðsson.”

“Hlynur Pálmason (Locarno prize-winner Winter Brothers) delivers a leisurely but never boring tale of hidden feelings percolating in a splendidly varied landscape.”

Screen International

“Pálmason engages in storytelling that’s both powerful and freshly thought-out.”

“The imposing, powerfully built Sigurdsson commandingly holds center screen throughout.”

The Hollywood Reporter

“A tale of spellbinding and perturbing beauty.”

“Cannes hasn’t even reached its midpoint yet, but (…) Pálmason’s second feature stands as the most disquieting and touching experience so far—and  (…) something tells me I shall return to Sigurdsson’s performance a long after my time here will come to a close.”

“New film only adds more evidence to the director’s talent.”


Hlynur Pálmason

Hlynur Pálmason is an artist / filmmaker born in 1984 in Iceland. He started out as a visual artist and continued his career in filmmaking by pursuing education at the Danish National Film School. His graduation film, A PAINTER (2013), won best short film at Odense IFF, Reykjavík IFF and was nominated for The Danish Film Academy. His latest short film, SEVEN BOATS (2014) premiered at Toronto IFF. His debut film WINTER BROTHERS will premiere in the main competition in Locarno in 2017. Hlynur lives in Copenhagen with his fiancé and three children and is currently working on his second feature, A WHITE, WHITE DAY, parallel with exhibiting art work and video installations.

2019 A White, White Day
2017 Winter Brothers, feature
2014 Seven Boats, short
2013 En Maler / A Painter, short
2012 En Dag Eller To / A Day Or Two, short