Woman At War

Adventure/Drama/Comedy | PG | 100 min.


Uptown Theatre 1 Wed, Jul 3, 2019 4:00 PM
Uptown Theatre 1 Wed, Jul 3, 2019 7:00 PM
Uptown Theatre 1 Thu, Jul 4, 2019 4:00 PM
Uptown Theatre 1 Thu, Jul 4, 2019 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Screening
Rating:PG for some sexuality and nudity
Production Country:Iceland
Original Langauge:Icelandic
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Benedikt Erlingsson
Cast:Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir
Jóhann Sigurðarson
David Thor Jonsson
Magnus Trygvason Eliasen
Produced By:Marianne Slot
Benedikt Erlingsson
Carine Leblanc
Screenwriter:Benedikt Erlingsson
Ólafur Egill Egilsson
Music By:Davíð Þór Jónsson


"An artful fable that examines what it really means to save the world, Benedikt Erlingsson's "Woman at War" is the rarest of things: A crowd-pleaser about climate change." – David Ehrlich, IndieWire

"A joyous and warm-hearted comedy drama taking on essential contemporary issues." – Robert W. Monk, FILMINK (Australia)

"Woman at War is a gorgeously thoughtful, intense thriller filled with just the right touch of comedy throughout to give us an entertaining film that has social relevance to our world today." – Pamela Powell, Reel Honest Reviews

Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias "The Woman of the Mountain," Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminium industry. As Halla’s actions grow bolder, from petty vandalism to outright industrial sabotage, she succeeds in pausing the negotiations between the Icelandic government and the corporation building a new aluminium smelter. But right as she begins planning her biggest and boldest operation yet, she receives an unexpected letter that changes everything. Her application to adopt a child has finally been accepted and there is a little girl waiting for her in Ukraine. As Halla prepares to abandon her role as saboteur and saviour of the Highlands to fulfil her dream of becoming a mother, she decides to plot one final attack to deal the aluminium industry a crippling blow.

Awards: 22 wins, 13 nominations!

Nominated, Best Film, Cairo International Film Festival, 2018
Nominated, Critics Week Grand Prize, Cannes Film Festival, 2018
Winner, Director of the Year, Best Film, Actress of the Year (Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir), Screenplay of the Year, Edda Awards, Iceland, 2019
Nominated, European Actress (Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir) European Film Awards, 2018
Winner, Best Feature, Hamburg Film Festival, 2018
Nominated, Best Narrative Feature, Melbourne International Film Festival, 2018
Winner, Best Actress (Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir) Montréal Festival of New Cinema, 2018
Winner, Audience Award, Seville European Film Festival, 2018
Winner, Nordic Council’s Film Prize, Nordic Council, 2018
Winner, Best Song, Ukrainian Film Academy Awards, 2019
Winner, Audience Award and Jury Prize, Portland International Film Festival, 2019

This program is sponsored by Busch Systems, Netgain, The Peggy Hill Team - Re/Max Hallmark Peggy Hill Group Realty, Pilatez.ca, Restorations by Rodgers/Renovations by Rodgers, Stewart Esten LLP, Storage Mart, Venable Park Investment Council Inc., ZuZu Fashion Boutique