Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð)

Dir: Benedikt Erlingsson (2018)

WINNER: SADC AWARD, CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2018

OFFICIAL SELECTION: CRITICS' WEEK, CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2018

OFFICIAL SELECTION: SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2018


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 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.

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WONTHAGGI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Wonthaggi Cinema at the Union - Sat 6th Oct, 8:00pm

ADELAIDE FILM FESTIVAL

GU Film House - Fri 12th Oct, 5:45pm

Mercury Cinema - Fri 19th Oct, 10:45pm

BYRON BAY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Regent Cinema Murwillumbah - Sat 13th Oct, 4:00pm

Byron Community Centre - Sat 13th Oct, 8:00pm

Regent Cinema Murwillumbah - Fri 19th Oct, 6:00pm

Pighouse Flicks - Sat 20th Oct, 6:00pm

Pighouse Flicks - Sun 21st Oct, 8:00pm

BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Reading Cinemas Newmarket - Sun 14th Oct, 2:00pm

Event Cinemas Myer Centre - Sun 21st Oct, 6:00pm

SYDNEY TRAVELLING FILM FESTIVAL - Bundaberg

Moncrieff Entertainment Centre - Sun 14 Oct, 1:30pm

SYDNEY TRAVELLING FILM FESTIVAL - Mackay

Mackay City Cinemas - Sat 27 Oct, 3:15pm

SYDNEY TRAVELLING FILM FESTIVAL - Nambour

Majestic Cinemas Nambour - Fri 2nd Nov, 7:00pm

SYDNEY TRAVELLING FILM FESTIVAL - Cairns

Event Cinemas Cairns Central - Sun 11th Nov, 11:00am

ROSEBUD FILM FESTIVAL

Peninsula Cinemas Rosebud - Sat 17th Nov, 3:40pm

Director: Benedikt Erlingsson

Year: 2018

Language: Icelandic

Run Time: 100 min

Rating: TBC

"✭✭ A lively, funny eco-warrior drama. 
Combines hilarious scenes with a well-structured narrative and a convincing female heroine."
- Filmuforia

"Gloriously Icelandic.
An intelligent feel-good film that tackles urgent global issues with humour and a sense of justice.
A satisfying stand by one woman against the powerful forces of industry.
Delightful."
- Variety

"Offbeat, poignant and visually exquisite.
A modern-day fable about a female David taking on the Goliath of her country's government and industry."
- The Hollywood Reporter

"Winningly mixes absurdist comedy and tense thriller with a crafty plot and heartfelt and believable stakes."
- British Film Institute

"Bold and pleasingly quirky."
- Screen Daily

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