WOMAN AT WAR “Kona fer í stríð”
Narrative Feature | 100 minutes

HIFF 2018

 World Cinema Narrative

Directed by
Benedikt Erlingsson

Produced by
Marianne Slot, Benedikt Erlingsson, Carine Leblanc

Written by
Benedikt Erlingsson, Ólafur Egill Egilsson

Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Davíð Þór Jónsson

2018 | Icelandic | France/Iceland/Ukraine

Fifty-year-old choir teacher Halla (Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir) has, on the surface, an uneventful life in her Icelandic countryside home. By day a pillar of the local community, Halla leads a secret life as an eco-terrorist, devoting herself to a campaign against the aluminum industry by sabotaging local electric pylons and spearheading factory sieges. When the balance of her dual life is threatened by the approval of a longstanding adoption request, she is forced to decide whether to sacrifice the cause for the desire to settle down. Examining the nuanced relationship between the personal and the political with an unexpectedly offbeat, comic tone, WOMAN AT WAR is a stirring tale from emerging Icelandic director Benedikt Erlingsson.

> Selected as Iceland’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar®