WOMAN AT WAR
Halle is a secret eco guerrilla activist who fights against the energy companies that have conquered Iceland. She sneaks out of the city and sabotages electricity lines – pillars she hates from the bottom of her soul because they destroy the beauty of Iceland’s hills. With a circular saw she cuts the bearers of the pillars, and with the bow and arrow she fires out the cables by which she creates a short circuit on the lines. However, everything changes when Halle finds a letter from the authorities at home one day that finally allows her adoption of an orphan from Ukraine she has been waiting for for years. Will her maternal instinct stop her struggle?
Benedikt Erlingsson is an Icelandic actor and theater and film director. He graduated from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 1994 and has been with the National Theater of Iceland for most of his career. He has directed two feature-length films, both of which have won the Nordic Council Film Prize.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
SACD Screenwriting Award, Cannes Film Festival 2018
Carmel Award, Haifa International Film Festival 2018
Art Cinema Award, Hamburg Film Festival 2018
Woman at War (fic.)
Director: Benedikt Erlingsson
Country: Iceland, France, Ukraine
Language: Icelandic English, Ukrainian, Chinese, Spanish
Cast: Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Juan Camilo Román Estrada
Production: Slot Machine, Gulldrengurinn, Solar Media Entertainment