Woman at War

Still from Woman at War

Woman at War

Friday, 07 February 2020, 20:00

Venue: (see Locations and Tickets for further details)

Programme category: Forest Row Film Society

Director: 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

Further reading

    1. The Guardian
    2. RogerEbert.com
    3. New York Times
    4. Variety
    5. UK Film Review

Trailer