Waikato Times 4.5/5 Stars “A warm, witty, wise and absolutely endearing movie”.
NZ Herald “Delightfully odd… Frequently hilarious… Never loses sight of what is at stake”
NZIFF Official Selection
RAGLAN MOVIES at the OLD SCHOOL, 5 Stewart Street, Raglan
WOMAN AT WAR 101 mins (PG)
Icelandic with English subtitles
Saturday 18th May 8.30pm
Sunday 19th May 4.30pm
Saturday 1st June 6.00pm
Book online: raglanmovies.nz, call into the Old School office Mon-Fri 10am to 2pm.
Door sales from 30 mins before session times.
Licensed bar & homemade snacks on sale at all screenings.
Adults $15, Concession $12, RCAC Members $12, Children $8.
The reduced concession rate is for $12 concession (student, seniors or CS cards).
Halla 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 fulfill 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.
Directed by Benedikt Erlingsson (‘Of Horses and Men’)
Starring Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Juan Camillo Roman Estrada, Jörundur Ragnarsson, Vala Kristin Eiriksdottir, Haraldur Stefansson