Director: Baltasar Kormákur
“Kormákur's most assured and ambitious film to date.” - Toronto Film Festival
Actor-director Baltasar Kormákur (Jar City, MIFF 08) calls his modernised version of Anton Chekhov's play Ivanov a ‘dramedy', inspired by the likes of Pedro Almodóvar and Woody Allen.
A middle-aged professor braces himself for his second marriage, to an ex-student half his age, but as his guests flock to the wedding's remote island locale, he starts to get cold feet. After a long ‘white night' of drinking and thinking, will he make it to the church on time?
Kormákur's expertly juggled tone - slapstick tinged with darker and more perverse elements of Chekhov - has seen White Night Wedding become one of Iceland's highest-grossing domestic hits.