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Une femme en guerre

Director(s)
Benedikt Erlingsson
Country
Iceland
France
Ukraine
Year
2018
Language
Icelandic with French or English subtitles
Duration
101 min

With French subtitles: April 29th
With English subtitles: April 18th

A follow-up to Of Horses and Men, Benedikt Erlingsson’s second feature is a cross between heartwarming comedy and ecoterrorist suspense. Halla, a music teacher waging a relentless battle against the local aluminum industry, finds her political convictions called into question when her plans to adopt a little girl start coming together. Employing delightfully off-the-wall musical interludes and taking full advantage of Iceland’s magnificent landscapes, Woman at War is grounded in the impeccable performance of Halldóra Geirharosdóttir, adroitly shifting between the main character and her mysterious twin sister Asa. (Frédéric Bouchard, FNC)

“Offbeat, poignant and visually exquisite.” -Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

“Is there anything rarer than an intelligent feel-good film that knows how to tackle urgent global issues with humor as well as a satisfying sense of justice?” -Jay Weissberg, Variety

Winner of the Critic’s Week SACD award – Cannes Film Festival

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Director(s)
Benedikt Erlingsson
Country
Iceland
France
Ukraine
Year
2018
Language
Icelandic with French or English subtitles
Duration
101 min