Friday, 07 February 2020: Woman at War
Friday, 07 February 2020, 20:00
Venue: (see Locations and Tickets for further details)
Programme category: Forest Row Film SocietyDirector: Benedikt Erlingsson, Iceland / Ukraine 2018, 101 mins, 12A
“Woman at War strikes a near perfect balance between delivering a character study, an urgent environmental and societal message and some good old-fashioned entertainment through a genuine and warm tale of one woman’s stubborn efforts to be on the right side of history.” RogerEbert.com
Packed with surprises, this timely, beautifully shot and acted Icelandic eco-drama is dominated by the double life of Halla, a 50-year-old independent woman, industrial saboteur and beloved choir teacher. However, just as she plans her most ambitious wrecking operation, she receives an unexpected letter that changes everything.
“Geirharðsdóttir [Halla]… proves to be supremely at ease with both the physical demands of the film and its trickier internal journeys.” Washington Post