Icelandic actor Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson to star in new film

The Icelandic actor Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, who is best known for his roles in practically every Icelandic production (Trapped, The Oath, Of Horses and Men to name a few), has been announced as starring in the new film White, White Day, Variety reports.

Directed by Hlynur Pálmason, who is currently taking his Winter Brothers around film festivals, White, White Day is a mystery thriller about grief, sacrifice and unconditional love. Ingimundur is a responsible father, widower and small-town sheriff who has been off duty since his wife’s disappearance, two years earlier. In the process of building a house for his daughter and grand-daughter, he becomes obsessed with finding the man he suspects is connected to his wife’s disappearance. Over time, his suspicion turned into an obsession that inevitably starts to affect the ones he loves.

White, White Day is produced by Join Motion Pictures’ Anton Máni Svansson, who previously produced Heartstone. The film will be an Icelandic production, shot in the country and spoken in the language. It received a record €900,000 grant from the Icelandic Film Centre. Filming is scheduled to take place next summer.

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.