Woman at War

Woman at War

96 minutes
2018
France / Iceland / Ukraine Adventure / Comedy / Drama

Halla, a popular 50-year-old choir director, lives quietly on her own. Yet in her leisure time, she is an anonymous environmental activist, bringing down power lines, thus causing enormous financial damage to an industrial giant wrecking the pristine Icelandic nature. Longing for a better world, Halla hesitates as to whether she should adopt an orphaned Ukrainian girl or to carry out terrorist acts in order to awaken the local society and to irritate politicians and security forces. Benedikt Erlingsson’s film A Woman at War delicately blends crazy comedy, action thriller and ironic satire of the Western society, trapped between affluence and the foreboding of its downfall. Critics' Week Grand Prix, Cannes 2018 LUX Film Prize 2018

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2018
France / Iceland / Ukraine Adventure / Comedy / Drama

Halla, a popular 50-year-old choir director, lives quietly on her own. Yet in her leisure time, she is an anonymous environmental activist, bringing down power lines, thus causing enormous financial damage to an industrial giant wrecking the pristine Icelandic nature. Longing for a better world, Halla hesitates as to whether she should adopt an orphaned Ukrainian girl or to carry out terrorist acts in order to awaken the local society and to irritate politicians and security forces. Benedikt Erlingsson’s film A Woman at War delicately blends crazy comedy, action thriller and ironic satire of the Western society, trapped between affluence and the foreboding of its downfall.

Critics' Week Grand Prix, Cannes 2018
LUX Film Prize 2018

Creators

Benedikt Erlingsson

Cast

Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Juan Camillo Roman Estrada, Jörundur Ragnarsson, Olena Lavreňuk, Vala Kristín Eiríksdóttir, Halldór Halldórsson, Saga Garðarsdóttir, Gunnar Bersi Björnsson, Thorir Sæmundsson, Vala Kristin Eiriksdottir, Jón Gnarr, Margaryta Hilska, Haraldur Ari Stefánsson, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Björn Thors, Helga Braga Jónsdóttir, Þorsteinn Guðmundsson, Charlotte Bøving, Iryna Danyleiko, Galyna Goncharenko, Susanna Kurpenko, Magnús Trygvason Eliassen, Saga garðarsdóttir, Omar Gudjonsson, Albert Halldórsson, Hjörleifur Hjantarsson, Einakur Stephensen, Antoine Huré, Jon Johanson, David Thor Jonsson, Olena Lavreniuk, Haraldur Stefansson

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