May 19, 2019
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"Â
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 â€œThe Woman of the Mountain,â€ Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminium industry.
As Hallaâ€™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 HalldÃ³ra GeirharÃ°sdÃ³ttir, JÃ³hann SigurÃ°arson, Juan Camillo Roman Estrada, JÃ¶rundur Ragnarsson, Vala Kristin Eiriksdottir, Haraldur Stefansson
Written by Benedikt Erlingsson, Ã“lafur Egilsson
Action, Thriller, World Cinema, Festival & Independent |101 mins PG Icelandic with English subtitles | France, Iceland, Ukraine
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Halla, a woman in her forties, declares war on the local aluminum industry to prevent it from disfiguring her country. She risks all she has to protect the highlands of Iceland-but the situation could change with the unexpected arrival of a small orphan in her life. (PG)
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