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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ALBURY FILM FESTIVAL

Regent Cinemas Albury Wodonga - Sun 9th Sep, 11am

SYDNEY TRAVELLING FILM FESTIVAL - Huskisson

Huskisson Pictures - Sun 26th Aug, 12pm

SYDNEY TRAVELLING FILM FESTIVAL - Sawtell

Majestic Cinemas - Sat 15th Sep, 11:45am

SYDNEY TRAVELLING FILM FESTIVAL - Port Macquarie

Majestic Cinemas - Sat 22nd Sep, 12pm

NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Tauranga

Rialto Cinema - Sat 25th Aug, 6:00pm

Rialto Cinema - Tues 28th Aug, 8:00pm

Rialto Cinema - Thurs 6th Sep, 4:15pm

Palmerston North

Event Cinemas - Wed 29th Aug, 8:00pm

Event Cinemas - Fri 31st Aug, 11:30am

Hamilton

Lido Cinema - Wed 12th Sep, 8:30pm

Lido CInema - Sun 16th Sep, 2:45pm

Lido Cinema - Tues 18th Sep, 4:00pm

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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