Woman at War

06 Nov 2019

Director: Benedikt Erlingsson



100 min

Of Horses and Men Director Benedikt Erlingsson addresses urgent issues with a light touch in this pleasingly off-the-wall combination of absurd comedy and tense drama. Halla seems to lead a quiet and routine existence but her happy and upbeat exterior hides a secret double life. Operating as a committed environmental activist, Halla is known only by her alias, “The Woman of the Mountain.” As she begins to plan her boldest operation yet, and as the government attempts to discredit her, she receives unexpected news that forces her to choose between her environmental crusade and the chance of fulfilling another, more personal dream. Icelandic folk musicians provide accompaniment in this playful, touching, confident and stylish film as it follows the fortunes of its fierce and focused heroine.

Hamburg Film Festival 2018 – Winner of the Best Feature Award