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Woman at War

 

 

Original title:
Kona fer i strid
Slovenian title:
Bojevnica
Section:
PERSPECTIVES

Country, year:
Iceland, France, Ukraine, 2018
Length:
101

Directed by:
Benedikt Erlingsson

Screenplay:
Ólafur Egilsson, Benedikt Erlingsson
Cinematography:
Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson
Music:

Subtitles:
Slovenian
Language:
Icelandic
Voting code:
/
Cast:
Halldóra Geirharđsdóttir (Halla, Ása), Jóhann Sigurđarson (Sveinbjörn), Juan Camillo Roman Estrada (Juan Camillo), Jörundur Ragnarsson (Baldvin), Solveig Arnaldsdottir, Helga Braga Jónsdóttir (zaporniška paznica), Charlotte Břving (ženska v posvojitveni agenciji), Iryna Danyleiko (pevka v ukrajinskem zboru)
Awards:
Cannes 2018 – Critics' Week, Sydney 2018


DateHourLocation 
Fri, 9.11.2018 17:00 Linhart Hall
Sun, 11.11.2018 18:00 Maribox
Tue, 13.11.2018 19:00 Kino Komuna
Fri, 16.11.2018 19:00 Kino Metropol Celje
Sat, 17.11.2018 16:45 Kosovel Hall

Deli povezavo
Description:
An inspiring story about a zealous environmentalist fighting for Icelandic wilderness preservation.

Halla is an independent fifty-year-old woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. She secretly wages a one-woman war on the local aluminium industry. As her actions grow bolder, she succeeds in pausing the negotiations between the Icelandic government and the corporation building a new aluminium smelter. But as she begins planning her boldest operation yet, she receives a 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 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.

"This movie is meant to be a heroic tale set in our world of imminent threat. A heroic tale told as an adventure. A serious fairy tale told with a smile. Our hero serves in this world as a kind of Artemis, the protector of the untouched and wild. Alone, facing a quickly changing planet, she assumes the role of saving mother earth and its future generations." (Benedikt Erlingsson)
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