About the film
Release Date: Apr 4, 2019
Runtime: 101 mins
Director: Benedikt Erlingsson
Actors: Halldóra GeirharðsdóttirHalla is a fifty-year-old independent Icelandic woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist.
Known to others only by her alias “The Woman of the Mountain,” Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminium industry. As Halla’s actions grow bolder, from petty vandalism to outright industrial sabotage, she succeeds in pausing the negotiations between the Icelandic government and the corporation building a new aluminium smelter.
But right as she begins planning her biggest and boldest operation yet, she receives an unexpected letter that changes everything. Her application to adopt a child has finally been accepted and there is a little girl waiting for her in Ukraine.
As Halla prepares to abandon her role as saboteur and saviour of the Highlands to fulfil her dream of becoming a mother, she decides to plot one final attack to deal the aluminium industry a crippling blow.
Woman at War, the newest offering from Icelandic auteur Benedikt Erlingsson (Of Horses and Men), is a quirky, heroic tale set in our world of imminent threat. A serious fairy tale told with a smile.
WINNER: SADC AWARD, CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2018
WINNER: BEST FILM, ART CINEMA AWARD, HAMBURG FILM FESTIVAL 2018
WINNER: BEST FILM, NORDIC COUNCIL'S FILM AWARD 2018
WINNER: BEST FILM, EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LUX AWARD 2018
WINNER: BEST FILM, BEST DRAMATIC FEATURE, BYRON BAY FILM FESTIVAL 2018
WINNER: BEST ACTRESS, MONTREAL FESTIVAL OF NEW CINEMA 2018
WINNER: BEST ACTRESS, VALLADOLID INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018
OFFICIAL SELECTION: CRITICS' WEEK, CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2018
Icelandic with English subtitles