Woman at War

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Iceland | 2018 | 101 minutes | Benedikt Erlingsson

Opens March 29, 2019

Behind the scenes of a quiet routine, Halla 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 aluminum 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 aluminum 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 savior of the Highlands to fulfill her dream of becoming a mother, she decides to plot one final attack to deal the aluminum industry a crippling blow.

  • Director: Benedikt Erlingsson
  • Principal Cast: Halldóra Geirharõsdóttir, Davíõ Þór Jónsson, Magnús Trygvason Eliasen, Ómar Guõjónsson
  • Country: Iceland, France, Ukraine
  • Year: 2018
  • Running Time: 101 minutes
  • Producer: Benedikt Erlingsson, Carine Leblanc, Marianne Slot
  • Screenplay: Ólafur Egilsson, Benedikt Erlingsson
  • Cinematographers: Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson
  • Language: Icelandic, Spanish, English, Ukrainian
  • Has Subtitles: Yes