Woman at War

  • Benedikt Erlingsson
  • Iceland, France, Ukraine
  • 2018.
  • 100'
  • Kona fer í stríð

The press called Woman at War one of the most “feminist films” in Cannes this year. Indeed, not many films today center on the story about a middle-aged woman but this fearless Icelandic eco-warrior drills deep into our planetary problems. It is a quirky action comedy about a fifty-year-old choir teacher Halla known in the media only as “the Mountain Woman”, who secretly wages a war on the local aluminum industry. But the passionate environmental mission to protect the pristine Icelandic Highlands will become a mission impossible when she gets a letter from the adoption center granting her application. However, it’s not all gloom and doom – a small jazz band following Halla everywhere she goes reminds us that saving our planet is a hopeful project.

Subtitles: HR, EN

Benedikt Erlingsson

One of Iceland’s most highly acclaimed stage directors and actors. He was an actor in Lars von Trier’s The Boss of It All (2006) and Rúnar Rúnarsson’s Volcano (2011). His feature film debut Of Horses and Men won over 20 international awards including a Special Mention at Zagreb Film Festival and a prize at San Sebastián Film Festival 2013.

Woman at War

Benedikt Erlingsson
Benedikt Erlingsson, Ólafur Egill Egilsson
Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Davíð Þór Jónsson, Magnús Trygvason Eliasen, Ómar Guðjónsson, Iryna Danyleiko, Galyna Goncharenko, Susanna Karpenko, Jörundur Ragnarsson, Juan Camillo Roman Estrada
Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson
Davíð Alexsander Corno
Marianne Slot, Benedikt Erlingsson, Carine Leblanc, Serge Lavrenyuk, Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson, Birgitta Björnsdóttir
Slot Machine, Gulldrengurinn, Solar Media Entertainment, Köggull Filmworks, Vintage Picture
Festivals & Awards
Cannes Film Festival 2018, Critic’s Week – SACD Award; LUX Film Prize finalist; Toronto Int’l Film Festival 2018

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