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.
Starring Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Juan Camillo Roman Estrada
Awards and Reviews
Winner, Best Feature – Hamburg Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival, Palm Springs Intl Film Festival, Melbourne Intl Film Festival Official Selections
“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.” – indieWire
“Erlingsson has a magnetic heroine in Geirharðsdóttir, whose lithe and athletic without being a show-off, and underplays as a good soldier would” – New York Magazine
WOMEN AT WAR is currently unrated. We expect it to be 15. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).
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