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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MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Hoyts Melbourne Central - Sat 4th Aug, 4:00pm

ACMI - Mon 13th Aug, 6:30pm

SYDNEY TRAVELLING FILM FESTIVAL - Wollongong

Greater Union Wollongong - Sat 4th Aug, 12:15pm

SYDNEY TRAVELLING FILM FESTIVAL - Huskisson

Huskisson Pictures - Sun 26th Aug, 12pm

NEW ZEALAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Auckland

Hollywood Avondale - Fri 20th July, 6:30pm

Rialto Cinemas Newmarket - Sun 22nd July, 4:00pm

Rialto Cinemas Newmarket - Tues 24th July, 12:30pm

The Civic Theatre - Tues 31st July, 6:15pm

Wellington

Penthouse Cinema - Fri 27th July, 6:15pm

Penthouse Cinema - Mon 30th July, 2:00pm

Light House Petone - Wed 1st Aug, 6:15pm

The Roxy Cinema - Thurs 2nd Aug, 1:00pm

Embassy Theatre - Wed 8th Aug, 6:15pm

Embassy Theatre - Fri 10th Aug, 1:45pm

Nelson

Suter Cinema - Wed 8th Aug, 8:00pm

Suter Cinema - Mon 13th Aug, 8:15pm

Dunedin

Regent Theatre - Fri 10th Aug, 6:15pm

Regent Theatre - Fri 17th Aug, 1:15pm

Christchurch

Isaac Theatre Royal - Sun 12th Aug, 6:15pm

Isaac Theatre Royal - Tues 14th Aug, 3:45pm

Gore

SBS St James Theatre - Fri 17th Aug, 6:15pm

SBS St James Theatre - Mon 20th Aug, 11:00am

Timaru

Movie Max Cinemas - Fri 17th Aug, 6:15pm

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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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