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January 13-19 2020

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Heavy industry ravages the Icelandic nature, so a sole woman has decided to take matters into her own hands and begins taking down electric pylons with bow and arrow. The government does their best to demonize and hunt down the mysterious eco-terrorist, as she is jeopardizing an international business deal. The press names her “The Mountain Woman”. Little do they – or the people around her – know of the fact that it is Halla, a friendly 49-year-old choir conductor who is the vigilante.

WOMAN AT WAR is Iceland’s submission to the 2019 Academy Awards and a completely unorthodox drama – an intriguing mixture of feel-good comedy, political satire and peculiar musical elements, set against the gorgeously photographed Icelandic landscape.

Program: 
Orginal title: 
KONA FER Í STRÍÐ
Director: 
Benedikt Erlingsson
Screenplay: 
Ólafur Egilsson, Benedikt Erlingsson
Photography: 
Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson
Actors: 
Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Jörundur Ragnarsson, Juan Camillo
Run time: 
1 hour 41 min
Year: 
2017
Country: 
Iceland,
France and
Ukraine
Dialogue: 
Icelandic, Spanish, English, Ukranian
Subtitles: 
English
Producer: 
Benedikt Erlingsson, Carine Leblanc, Marianne Slot
Sales: 
Arthaus
Age rating: 
15
Director info: 

Benedikt Erlingsson (b. 1969) is one of Iceland's most successful stage directors. He has also acted in a number of popular films and TV series before directing his feature debut OF HORSES AND MEN which was shown in competition at TIFF 2014.