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Woman At War (ISL/FR)

Feature film by Benedict Erlingsson, 101 minutes, Iceland/France, 2018

Woman At War (ISL/FR)

Feature film by Benedict Erlingsson, 101 minutes, Iceland/France, 2018

Behind the curtain of leisure routine, Halla is leading a double life as an environmental activist. To others only known by her alias “The Woman of the Mountain“, she fights against the aluminum industry. By taking risky actions, she succeeds at cutting off negotiations between the Icelandic government and an international investor until one day, her long-forgotten application to adopt an orphan disrupts Halla’s plans. 

His debut feature “Of Horses and Men“ has aroused international attention. Now, the Icelandic director Benedict Erlingsson is back with a comedy that is just as sharp-tongued as its predecessor. The presentation of Iceland’s staggering landscapes is hauntingly beautiful and the leading lady Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir is a stunner.

 

Woman At War (ISL/FR)