WOMAN AT WAR
Iceland | France | Ukraine
Directed by Benedikt Erlingsson
In English and in Icelandic, Spanish, and Ukrainian with English subtitles
Action, Drama, Thriller
Rated PG: nudity; violence
An Icelandic woman declares war on an environmentally destructive aluminum plant.
Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she 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.
“An artful fable that examines what it really means to save the world, Benedikt Erlingsson’s “Woman at War” is the rarest of things: A crowd-pleaser about climate change.”
-David Ehrlich, Indie Wire
“This woman-at-war story has you rooting for our hero but there is much more going on during Halla’s effective campaign against Big Brother.”
-Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews