Director: Benedikt Erlingsson
Cast: Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Roman Estrada, Jörundur Ragnarsson
101 minutes, Iceland, France, Ukraine, 2018, 12A
Halla is a music teacher who leads a quiet, routine life. She is also a covert environmentalist who disrupts the operations of an aluminium plant in the Icelandic highlands by committing acts of industrial sabotage.
When she receives an update on a long forgotten adoption application, she must choose between her activism and her dream of becoming a mother.
A funny, moving and utterly unique film.
Cannes Film Festival 2018
Toronto International Film Festival 2018
BFI London Film Festival 2018
Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2019
Winner – Best Screenplay, Critics’ Week, Cannes Film Festival 2018
Winner – LUX Film Prize 2018
★★★★ “Woman at War is a huge showcase for Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, who brings grit, determination, and quiet charisma to every scene. An engaging curiosity and an absolute joy.” – Tara Brady, The Irish Times.
★★★★ “a subversive romp that splendidly overturns action-movie cliches… presenting its life-or-death struggles in thrillingly offbeat fashion. – Mark Kermode, The Observer.
“Carried by a magnetic performance from Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir in a dual role (she plays both Halla and her identical twin sister Asa), Benedikt Erlingsson’s enjoyable follow up to Of Horses And Men is elevated by wryly idiosyncratic flourishes in its execution.”
– Wendy ide, Screendaily
“Offbeat, poignant and visually exquisite. “
– Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter