Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð)

Dir: Benedikt Erlingsson (2018)

WINNER: SADC AWARD, CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2018

WINNER: BEST FILM, ART CINEMA AWARD, HAMBURG FILM FESTIVAL 2018

WINNER: BEST FILM, NORDIC COUNCIL'S FILM AWARD 2018

WINNER: BEST FILM, EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LUX AWARD 2018

WINNER: BEST FILM, BEST DRAMATIC FEATURE, BYRON BAY FILM FESTIVAL 2018

WINNER: BEST ACTRESS, MONTREAL FESTIVAL OF NEW CINEMA 2018

WINNER: BEST ACTRESS, VALLADOLID INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 

OFFICIAL SELECTION: CRITICS' WEEK, CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2018


Halla is a fifty-year-old independent Icelandic woman, a respected choir leader who lives a mysterious double life.

Known to the public only by her alias “The Mountain Woman,” Halla is a passionate environmental activist, secretly waging a one-woman-war on the local aluminium industry and risking everything to conserve the pristine Icelandic highlands she loves.

But as her actions grow bolder and her legend grows, an unexpected letter changes everything – her application to adopt a child has finally been accepted and there is a little girl waiting for her in Ukraine.

Before she can fulfil her dream of becoming a mother, Halla plots an attack to deal the mining companies one final crippling blow.

Woman at War, the charming and topical new film from Benedikt Erlingsson (Of Horses and Men), is a quirky, heroic tale set in our world of imminent threat – the tale of an unlikely David taking on the Goliath of industry, one electricity pylon at a time.

IN CINEMAS NATIONALLY FROM APRIL 4th 2019

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MORE CINEMAS TO BE ANNOUNCED, CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

VIC:

Cinema Nova Carlton

Sun Theatre Yarraville

Classic Cinemas Elsternwick

Lido Cinemas Hawthorn

Palace Cinemas Balwyn

Palace Cinemas Como

Mornington Cinemas (from Apr 11)

Cameo Cinemas Belgrave (from Apr 18)

Thornbury Picture House (from Apr 25)

Euroa Community Theatre (May 3 & 4 only)

Star Cinema Eaglehawk (May 11, 12, 18 & 19 only)

Sun Cinema Bairnsdale (from June 6)

Swanpool Community Cinema (June 14 & 16 only)

Pivotonian Cinema Geelong (from June 20)

NSW:

Dendy Cinemas Newtown

Dendy Cinemas Opera Quays

Palace Cinemas Norton Street

Hayden Orpheum Cinemas Cremorne

Ritz Cinemas Randwick

Avoca Beach Picture Theatre (from Apr 11)

Cinemax Cinemas Kingscliff (from Apr18th)

Empire Theatre Bowral (from Apr 25)

Majestic Cinemas Port Macquarie (from Apr 25)

Majestic Cinemas Nambucca Heads (from Apr 25)

Majestic Cinemas Sawtell (from Apr 25)

Govinda's Movie Room Darlinghurst (Apr 27, Apr 28 & May 1 only)

Star Court Theatre Lismore (Apr 28 & May 1 only)

Palace Cinemas Byron Bay (from May 2)

Mount Vic Flicks Mount Victoria (from May 2)

Yamba Cinemas (from May 2)

Golden Age Cinema & Bar Surry Hills (from May 9)

Glenbrook Cinemas (from May 9)

Riverside Theatre Parramatta (May 18 & 24 only)

Forum Cinemas Tamworth (May 19, 21 & 22 only)

Odeon Cinemas Orange (May 26 & 29 only)

QLD:

Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo

Palace Cinemas James Street

Regal Twin Cinemas Graceville

Home of the Arts Gold Coast (from Apr 17)

Majestic Cinemas Nambour (from Apr 25)

ACT:

Dendy Cinemas Canberra

SA:

Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas

WA:

Luna Palace Cinemas Leederville

TAS:

State Cinema Hobart

Star Theatre Launceston (from Apr 25)

Reading Cinemas Devonport (July 3 only)

NT:

Deckchair Cinema Darwin (May 24 & 25)

FESTIVALS:

GOLD COAST FILM FESTIVAL

HOTA Home of the Arts Surfers Paradise, Thurs 4th Apr, 12:45pm & Sat 13th Apr, 11:30am

Director: Benedikt Erlingsson

Year: 2018

Language: Icelandic

Run Time: 100 min

Rating: M (Nudity)

"✭✭ A lively, funny eco-warrior drama. 
Combines hilarious scenes with a well-structured narrative and a convincing female heroine."
- Filmuforia

"Gloriously Icelandic.
An intelligent feel-good film that tackles urgent global issues with humour and a sense of justice.
A satisfying stand by one woman against the powerful forces of industry.
Delightful."
- Variety

"Offbeat, poignant and visually exquisite.
A modern-day fable about a female David taking on the Goliath of her country's government and industry."
- The Hollywood Reporter

"Winningly mixes absurdist comedy and tense thriller with a crafty plot and heartfelt and believable stakes."
- British Film Institute

"Bold and pleasingly quirky."
- Screen Daily

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