During the 58th edition of La Semaine de la Critique, the jury - presided by Ciro Guerra - gave the Louis Roederer Rising Star Award to Ingvar E. Sigurðsson for his remarkable performance in A WHITE, WHITE DAY (HVÍTUR, HVÍTUR DAGUR). After its premiere in Cannes, Hlynur Pálmason’s second feature stood out at several festivals such as Karlovy Vary, Toronto, Athens, Busan, the Torino Film Festival (Best Film) or the Angers festival Premiers Plans (Best Performance). Sold in around fifteen countries, A WHITE, WHITE DAY was released in France on the 29th January (Urban Distribution). It is soon to be released in Germany (Arsenal, 13th February), Belgium (Imagine Film Distribution, 19th February) and the United States (Film Movement, 28th February) and Poland (New Horizons, 13th March).
« The imposing, powerfully built Sigurdsson commandingly holds center screen throughout. (...) It’s generally strong stuff and, especially early on, Palmason engages in storytelling that’s both powerful and freshly thought out, marking him as a talent to watch."
— The Hollywood Reporter
HVÍTUR, HVÍTUR DAGUR, selected in compétition at the 58th Semaine de la Critique, is his second feature film.
HLYNUR PÁLMASON INTERVIEW
INGVAR E. SIGUROÐSSON INTERVIEW
LOUIS ROEDERER FOUNDATION
|The Louis Roederer Foundation, true to its desire to reveal new talents, works hand in hand with La Semaine de la Critique in creating the Rising Star Award which rewards an actor or actress from one of the seven feature films in competition. For this second edition, La Semaine de la Critique 's jury bestowed the Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award to Ingvar E. Sigurðsson for his remarkable performance in HVÍTUR, HVÍTUR DAGUR (A WHITE, WHITE DAY).|