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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.
CLICK CINEMA LINKS FOR INFO AND TICKETS
GU Film House - Fri 12th Oct, 5:45pm
Mercury Cinema - Fri 19th Oct, 10:45pm
Reading Cinemas Newmarket - Sun 14th Oct, 2:00pm
Event Cinemas Myer Centre - Sun 21st Oct, 6:00pm
Wonthaggi Cinema at the Union - Sat 6th Oct, 8:00pm
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
Majestic Cinemas - Sat 22nd Sep, 12:00pm
Moncrieff Entertainment Centre - Sun 14 Oct, 1:30pm
Mackay City Cinemas - Sat 27 Oct, 3:15pm
Director: Benedikt Erlingsson
Run Time: 100 min
"✭✭✭✭ A lively, funny eco-warrior drama.
Combines hilarious scenes with a well-structured narrative and a convincing female heroine."
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.
"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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