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May 13, 2020

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Loss, Mystery and Madness at the Heart of Critically Acclaimed Icelandic Film A White, White Day

Coming to select virtual cinemas on May 29 and iTunes Canada on June 16


Toronto, ON - May 13, 2020 - A masterful second feature from Icelandic director Hlynur Pálmason (Winter Brothers, 2017), A White, White Day takes audiences on a compelling journey through grief, revenge and unconditional love, set amid a hauntingly beautiful Nordic landscape. A White, White Day is distributed by Game Theory Films in Canada and will be released by select virtual theatres on Friday, May 29, before becoming widely available on iTunes Canada on Tuesday, June 16.

In a remote Icelandic town, off duty police chief Ingimundur (Ingvar Sigurðsson) begins to suspect a local man (Hilmir Snær Guðnason) of having had an affair with his recently deceased wife. As his obsession for finding the truth grows, he begins to endanger himself and his loved ones, including his granddaughter (Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir).

A White, White Day has received numerous accolades including being selected as the Icelandic entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards; winning the Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award at the Cannes Film Festival (2019) and the Festival Award at the Nordic International Film Festival (2019); and being nominated for the Critics' Week Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival (2019). The film made its North American premiere as part of the Contemporary World Cinema programme at the Toronto International Film Festival (2019).

“We’re thrilled to bring this incredibly beautiful and poignant film to audiences across the country and also support some of Canada’s most beloved independent theatres during this uncertain time,” said William Woods, President, Game Theory Films. “As we continue to reassess and evolve how we distribute films, we are encouraged and excited by data that shows us that people are not only watching more movies than ever, but also exploring new avenues to access those movies.”

A White, White Day will be available for virtual cinema screenings at the following theatres:   


Calgary IFF (Calgary, AB)
City Cinema (Charlottetown PEI)
The Civic Theatre (Nelson, BC)
Regent Park Theatre (Picton, ON)
Sudbury Indie Cinema (Sudbury ON)
Paradise Theatre (Toronto, ON)
Vancity (Vancouver, BC)

Click here to access press notes and photography.

Director Hlynur Pálmason will be available for select interviews.

About Game Theory Films

Game Theory Films is a boutique feature film distribution company based in Toronto, Ontario, established in 2018. Game Theory is committed to the strategic release of theatrical feature films within the Canadian marketplace. Our aim is to partner with diverse emerging new voices to ensure their work receives a targeted and dynamic release strategy. With a small passionate staff, we offer a personal touch, and are available to our partners throughout the life of their films from development through release.



For additional information, photography and interview requests, please contact:

Touchwood PR
Keira Hunt, Publicist

Chelsea Cabello, Publicity Assistant

Judy Lung, VP Communications & Marketing