Woman At War (Kona fer í stríð)

Directed by Benedikt Erlingsson
Iceland, France, Ukraine

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

Meet Halla, a music teacher in her forties. She is a happy, upbeat woman who leads a quiet and routine life. But unbeknown to most she is also ‘The Mountain Woman’: a lone wolf environmental activist who disrupts the operations of an aluminium plant in the Icelandic highlands, by cutting power supply and damaging pylons in acts of industrial sabotage.

As the authorities intensify their campaign to catch her she receives an update on a long forgotten adoption application - she has been matched with a four-year-old girl in the Ukraine. Can she reconcile this with her crusade to protect her homeland from big industry or will her efforts destroy her chances of finally becoming a mother?

A funny, moving and utterly unique film. 

Interested in screening this film?

  • Available on DCP Format: From June 2019
  • Available on DVD/Bluray Format: From September 2019