Opening AMIFF 2019
Thursday 17. Oct, 19:00 hrs, Harstad Kino, screen 1.
This years opening film is Icelandic A White, White Day. By marrying supernatural legend with tinges of bleak humour, director Hlynur Pálmason again succeeds in conjuring a story which touches on deep human impulses; a tale of growing madness amidst the stunning, almost otherworldly Icelandic nature. Before the film there will be the premiere of this years commisioned work; Valuta, an artist film by Jon Eirik Kopperud, filmed in Harstad and Oslo.
About A White, White Day
In a remote Icelandic town, an off-duty police chief begins to suspect a local man for having had an affair with his wife, who recently died in a car accident. 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.
Hvítur, hvítur dagur premiered at La Semaine de la Critique at the 2019 Cannes festival.
Regi: Hlynur Pálmason, Iceland (2019). Actors: Ingvar Sigurdsson, Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir, Hilmir Snær Guðnason. English subtitles.
The film Valuta takes place in a parking garage and a hotel room. Three unidentified bodies are brought forward, while they bring forward excerpts from the book Dialogues on Metaphysics and Religion from 1688 by the French philosopher Nicolas Malebranche.
The film was shot in Oslo and Harstad during the summer and fall of 2019. It is being presented for the first time under AMIFF.
Artis: Jon Eirik Kopperud. Norway, 2019. Format: 16mm og 4k video to DCP. Length: 35 min.