Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð)

2018 | Iceland | NR | 100 min.


State Theatre Wed, Jul 31, 2019 9:00 AM
Central High School Auditorium Sun, Aug 4, 2019 9:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2018
Runtime:100 min.
Production Country:Iceland
Original Language:Icelandic
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Benedikt Erlingsson
Produced by:Marianne Slot
Screenwriter:Benedikt Erlingsson
Ólafur Egill Egilsson
Cinematography:Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson
Editing By:Davíõ Alexsander Corno
Cast:Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir
Jóhann Sigurðarson
Juan Camillo Roman Estrada
Jörundur Ragnarsson


In a near flawless followup to the sensational Of Horses and Men, Benedikt Erlingsson gives us a truly crowdpleasing, supremely satisfying, and wonderfully unexpected environmental fable. Halla (Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir) is a beloved choir director by day, but in her free time she's the "Mountain Woman," an eco warrior who—with almost a Tom Cruise level of actioneering—employs guerrilla tactics to halt plans for a new aluminum smelter. And this unassuming middle-aged woman has been pretty effective at thwarting efforts to destroy her beautiful homeland, so much so that authorities are closing in, just as it looks like her long wait to adopt a Ukrainian child has come to end. A black comedy of untold warmth and whimsy, who knew climate change could be so rousing? All hail, Halla!