Woman at War

Woman at War

A FILM BY: Benedikt Erlingsson
WRITTEN BY: Benedikt Erlingsson
STARRING: Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Davíð Þór Jónsson

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. Her application to adopt a child has finally been accepted and there is a little girl waiting for her in Ukraine. As Halla prepares to abandon her role as saboteur and savior of the Highlands to fulfill her dream of becoming a mother, she decides to plot one final attack to deal the aluminum industry a crippling blow.

In Icelandic with English subtitles

“A wry, idiosyncratic comedy that communicates important topical messages while never being less than a joy to watch.” -- Globe and Mail

“Offbeat, poignant and visually exquisite.” -- The Hollywood Reporter

Technical Information

Production Year: 2018
Country of Origin: United States
Language: Icelandic
Run Time: 100 mins
Format: DCP

Accessibility Information

Limited Availability: Closed Captioning Devices