Film at Lincoln Center announced the FLC Virtual Cinema lineup for the 2020 spring season including Cédric Klapisch’s almost-romance Someone, Somewhere.
A White White Day (Hvítur Hvítur Dagur)(2019)
NAME OF FILM: A WHITE WHITE DAY (HVÍTUR HVÍTUR DAGUR)
DIRECTOR(S): Hlynur Pálmason
STARRING: Ingvar Sigurdsson, Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir, Hilmir Snær Guðnason
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: After his wife passes away, former police officer Ingimundur tries to overcome his grief by reconstructing a house. While going through her things, however, he discovers that the precarious balance he’s attained begins to crumble as he questions whether he truly knew his wife. Like the thick layer of fog masking the surrounding landscape, wisps of doubt settle around the grounded widower, feeding his suppressed anger. In his latest picture Hlynur Pálmason explores the essence of love, which can start out unconditional and selfless only to become obsessive and paralyzing. Maria von Hausswolff’s excellent cinematography and Ingvar E. Sigurðsson’s performance as the mourning yet defiant widower strengthen this hypnotic drama’s emotional punch.
Film Movement’s Virtual Cinema will offer its first US theatrical premiere with A White, White Day, Iceland’s Official Oscar Submission.
Watch the new trailer for the Icelandic film A White, White Day (Hvítur Hvítur Dagur) starring Ingvar Sigurdsson, in select US theaters on February 28th, 2020.
The 31st Palm Springs International Film Festival will screen 188 films from 81 countries, opening with An Almost Ordinary Summer, directed by Simone Godano.
Pedro Almodóvar’s PAIN AND GLORY and Roman Polanski’s J’ACCUSE Lead European Film Awards 2019 Nominations
Pedro Almodóvar’s Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) and An Officer and a Spy (J’accuse) directed by Roman Polanski lead the nominations for the 32nd European Film Awards
The NDR Film Prize of the 61st Lübeck Nordic Film Days (Nordische Filmtage Lübeck), went to an Icelandic film, “A White, White Day” (“Hvítur, hvítur dagur”), directed by Hlynur Pálmason.
18 narrative features will compete at the 61st Lübeck Nordic Film Days including Roy Andersson’s About Endlessness, which won the directing prize at the Venice Film Festival.
The 27th Hamptons International Film Festival announced their award winners, with the top prizes going to A WHITE, WHITE DAY and OVERSEAS.
Ninety-three countries have submitted films for consideration in the International Feature Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards.
Sound of Metal by Darius Marder was awarded the Golden Eye for Best International Feature Film at the 15th Zurich Film Festival.
Destin Daniel Cretton’s JUST MERCY starring Michael B. Jordan will open the 28th Philadelphia Film Festival, with the outlandish mystery film, KNIVES OUT closing the festival.
The Hamptons International Film Festival unveiled 2019 film lineup including spotlight films – THE AERONAUTS, HUMAN CAPITAL, THE REPORT, THE SONG OF NAMES, and concert documentary WESTERN STARS.
WAVES starring Emmy Award-winning actor Sterling K. Brown and Tony Award-winning actress Renée Elise Goldsberry, will close the 2019 Hamptons International Film Festival.
Five films from the five Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, have been selected as candidates for the Nordic Council Film Prize 2019.
The European Film Academy announced the 46 films on this year’s EFA Feature Film Selection, films recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards 2019.
Toronto International Film Festival Rolls Out 2019 Contemporary World Cinema Lineup of Films from 48 Countries
The Toronto International Film Festival features a rich slate of films from 48 countries in the lineup for its 2019 Contemporary World Cinema.
The French animation film I Lost My Body (J’ai perdu mon corps) by Jérémy Clapin was awarded the Nespresso Grand Prize at the 58th Critics Week at the Cannes Film Festival.
Eleven feature films, including eight first and three second films along with fifteen short films, have been selected for the 2019 Cannes Critics’ Week.