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Woman At War$11.50
Woman at War – (dir. Benedikt Erlingsson)
West Mall 7 Theatres – Doors Open 6:00pm – Film Begins 6:30pm
TRT: 101 min
Genre: Thriller, Comedy, Drama, World Cinema, Mystery
This film included in Fast Pass admission.
Festival Selections: Cannes Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, 7 wins & 10 nominations
Film Summary: 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 aluminum 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 aluminum 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 savior of the Highlands to fulfill her dream of becoming a mother, she decides to plot one final attack to deal the aluminum industry a crippling blow.
What the critics are saying:
A wry, idiosyncratic comedy that communicates important topical messages while never being less than a joy to watch.
– Globe and Mail
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?
Offbeat, poignant and visually exquisite.
Beneath the playful surfaces – musical interludes, quirky neighbors, happy smiley eco-terrorists, Rube Goldbergian sabotage attempts – lie some uncomfortable truths about citizenship, family, and privilege.
– Village Voice
Frequently hilarious, the film commendably never loses sight of what is at stake, hammered home in an arresting final image.
– New Zealand Herald
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