Woman at War

  • Screening Dates: 22nd August, 6 pm   //  5th September, 8 pm
  • Starring: Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson
  • Directed by: Benedikt Erlingsson
  • Running time: 100
  • Rating: M
  • Language: Icelandic with English subtitles
Synopsis:

DRAMA  |  Black Comedy:

Halla, an Icelandic superwoman in a woolly jumper is 49, single and leads a full and satisfying life. She’s the popular conductor of an acapella choir, practices tai chi, swims laps, cycles everywhere – and unbeknownst to all bar a single accomplice, she is saving the countryside from industrial pollution, one exploded pylon at a time. Dubbed the ‘Mountain Woman’ in the media, demonised as an economic spoiler by government spinners, she’s feeling the pressure when a letter arrives reminding her that four years earlier she applied to adopt a Ukrainian orphan.