Woman at War

Woman at War

Woman at War

On the high lands of Iceland, a middle-aged woman declares war against the aluminium industry disfiguring the country in this thriller from the director of Of Horses and Men.

"50 year-old Halla lives in the beautiful Icelandic Highlands. The warm-hearted choir leader also leads a secret life as a passionate hardcore environmental activist. Armed with her bow and arrow, deftly wielded, Halla sabotages the industry that she feels threatens her beloved landscape. As she embarks on her boldest sabotage plan yet, the stakes are raised when she finds out that she is on the verge of realising a long-cherished dream to adopt a child." (Sydney Film Festival)

2018Rating: PG101 minsFrance, Iceland, UkraineIcelandic with English subtitles
ActionThrillerWorld CinemaFestival & Independent

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Woman at War / Reviews

Flicks, Amanda Jane Robinson

Flicks, Amanda Jane Robinson

While a little unnecessarily whimsical at times, Woman At War is a beautiful portrait of a woman holding tight to hope. Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir plays protagonist Halla, an environmentalist on the cusp of fifty who spends her time teaching choir and sabotaging the local Icelandic aluminium industry. Halla’s dedication to mischievous, anonymous ecoterrorism is called into question when she finds out the adoption application she submitted years ago has finally been granted.

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Variety

Variety

Is there anything rarer than an intelligent feel-good film that knows how to tackle urgent global issues with humour as well as a satisfying sense of justice?

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Approaching weighty themes with a very light touch, Benedikt Erlingsson's "Woman at War" is an environmental drama wrapped in whimsical comedy and tied with a bow of midlife soul-searching.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

What Woman at War has above all is a terrific premise; and by that token, a terrific opening scene.

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Stuff

Stuff

This is a warm, witty, wise and absolutely endearing oddity of a film I will always remember fondly and recommend to anyone who appreciates a bit of quirk and character in their movies.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Elevated by wryly idiosyncratic flourishes in its execution.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Halla is the very opposite of the prevailing Marvel and DC comic hero, but it's hard to resist a middle-aged heroine running around the Icelandic countryside with a bow and arrow and dressed in a knitted jumper. Just delightful.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Not to get all alliterative about it, but "Woman at War" is something wonderful.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Offbeat, poignant and visually exquisite.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

A joyous and warm-hearted comedy drama taking on essential contemporary issues.

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