Wednesday May 22, La Semaine de la Critique jury presented the Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award to Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, for his outstanding performance in the film A White, White Day directed by Hlynur Pálmason.
This second feature film by Hlynur Pálmason paints the portrait of a lonely man who feels abandoned and who is experiencing sorrow, doubt and anger, brilliantly interpreted by Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson. He suspects a local man of having had an affair with his late wife, who died in a tragic accident two years earlier. 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.
Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson is an Icelandic actor who has acted extensively in television and stage productions, as well as in Icelandic cinema. He is also a film producer.
The jury of the 58th edition of La Semaine de la Critique was presided by Colombian most talented director Ciro Guerra, joined by French-British actress Amira Casar, by French producer of Danish origin, Marianne Slot, by Belgian-Congolese film journalist and critic Djia Mambu, and by Italian screenwriter and director Jonas Carpignano.
After Félix Maritaud who was awarded the first Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award in 2018 for his outstanding interpretation of Leo, the main character of the tough and uncompromising film Sauvage directed by Camille Vidal-Naquet, the Louis Roederer Foundation, ever keen to support emerging talents, is pleased to offer the €5,000 award to Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson for this 2nd edition.
About the Louis Roederer Foundation
The Louis Roederer Foundation was founded in 2011 in order to create a permanent and well-structured sponsorship programme. It builds on the policy that Louis Roederer has implemented since 2003 with the Bibliothèque nationale de France, and opens up to new projects, while continuing to support artistic creativity and make it accessible to the public. The Foundation, which has become Major Patron of Culture and Arts, today continues its commitment through its sponsorship of the Grand Palais and its proactive partnership with the Palais de Tokyo.
But, in all the creative and artistic endeavours that it sponsors in these iconic places of culture and intelligence, whether through the Bibliothèque nationale de France Photographic Research Grant, the Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Awardat La Semaine de la Critique in Cannes, the Louis Roederer Foundation Revelation Prize at the Deauville American Film Festival, and the Discovery Award at the Rencontres d’Arles, the Louis Roederer Foundation plays its favourite role in supporting and nurturing the great artists of tomorrow.
Photo : Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, laureate of the Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award and Frédéric Rouzaud, President of the Louis Roederer Foundation © Pierre Caudevelle | 58e Semaine de la Critique