Enormously acclaimed climate comedy about a choir leader who declares eco-war (with bow) against environmentally-hazardous companies in Iceland. 49-year-old Halla is a seemingly harmless, single and gentle woman who one day gets enough of her passive climate anxiety and decides to take radical measures to save the country from environmental exploitation. With the bow over her shoulder, she sets out for a lonely battle in the Icelandic Highlands. Soon she is in the limelight of the media as the ”anonymous avenger” and the local authorities are taking on increasingly drastic methods to stop the “mountain woman”. Benedikt Erlingsson’s ‘Woman at War’ is a multi award-winning playful feel good film about a boundless eco-terrorist.
Festivals & prizes: NZIFF 2018, CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2018, SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2018, TIFF 2018S Cast: Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson and Juan Camillo Roman Estrada Producer: Marianne Slot, Benedikt Erlingsson, Carine Leblanc Screenplay: Ólafur Egilsson, Benedikt Erlingsson Genre: Comedy, Drama
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