Woman at War

1 July 2019 8:05pm

Standard £8
concession £7, members £6.50

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Certificate: 12A
Length: 100 mins
Director: Benedikt Erlingsson
Cast: Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Juan Camillo Roman Estrada
Language: Icelandic with English subtitles

Hilarious, surprising and poignant, Woman at War is the story of middle-aged Halla, part-time choir mistress and part-time guerrilla climate change activist.

But while taking out energy pylons, she receives the call that she is eligible to adopt a longed-for child. Halla must make a choice: fight for the future of all humanity or take up the cause of an unwanted child?

While the off-kilter comedy will make you laugh, Woman at War will leave you with deeper questions about what our individual responsibility is to our planet.

Director Benedikt Erlingsson (Of Horses and Men) captures the beauty of Iceland that Halla is defending, and draws out convincing performances that accentuate the deadpan humour.

“There can be no doubt that Halla is one of the year’s strongest, most inspirational heroes.” – Sight & Sound

“Cinematically and philosophically rewarding from start to finish.” ★★★ – Rogerebert.com

“Offbeat, poignant and visually exquisite.” – Hollywood Reporter