Woman at War

Woman at War
  • 2018
  • Iceland / France / Ukraine
  • 1h 41min
  • Directed by: Benedikt Erlingsson
  • Cast: Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Juan Camillo Roman Estrada
  • Language: Icelandic, Spanish, English, Ukrainian
  • UK release: 3 May 2019

Halla (Geirharðsdóttir) is a 50-year-old environmental activist who takes on the aluminium industry, but whose ability to campaign is disrupted when her long-gestating adoption application comes through. Erlingsson’s love of the absurd and flair for visual humour is a delight and it’s immensely enjoyable and highly eccentric, with a genuine emotional punch.

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Woman at War

22 Feb 20194 stars

GFF 2019: Immensely enjoyable Icelandic comedy about an environmental activist

Heroes come in all shapes and guises; in Benedikt Erlingsson's rousing follow-up to the sublimely silly Of Horses and Men the rebel with a noble cause is ostensibly respectable choir conductor Halla (Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir). This 50-year-old…

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