Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð) (12A)
Plus short Ocean Plastics
Shown as part of University of Reading’s Green Festival
By day the beloved 50 year old Halla leads a local choir and applies to adopt a Ukrainian orphan while at night she becomes a bike-riding eco-warrior operating under her codename of “Mountain Woman” to sabotage Reykjavik’s power system and prevent the construction of a new aluminium smelter. This quirky and entertaining comedy drama delivers an important message about climate change.
France/Iceland/Ukraine 2018 – Icelandic/Spanish/English/Ukrainian with subtitles – directed by Benedikt Erlingsson with Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Juan Camillo Roman Estrada – 101 mins
Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir is brilliant in this jet-black comedy – THE GUARDIAN
Its impact lingers long after the closing credits roll – ROTTEN TOMATOES