Woman at War

Benedikt Erlingsson

Iceland/France/Ukraine | V.O. Icelandic | ST French | 2018 | 100 min | DCP | Fiction

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 aluminium industry. As Halla’s actions grow bolder, from petty vandalism to outright industrial sabotage, she manages to end negotiations between the Icelandic government and the corporation building a new aluminium smelter. However, just 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 saviour of the Highlands to fulfil her dream of becoming a mother, she decides to plot one final attack to deal the aluminium industry a crippling blow.

Director Benedikt Erlingsson
Music Davíð Þór Jónsson
Cinematographer Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson
Screenplay Ólafur Egill Egilsson, Benedikt Erlingsson
Cast Magnús Trygvason Eliasen, Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Ómar Guðjónsson, Davíð Þór Jónsson, Jóhann Sigurðarson
Production Slot Machine
Distribution Métropole Films Distribution