Woman at War
January 27, 2020
Showings 4:30, 7:00 and 9:10pm
Iceland/France/Ukraine, Icelandic with English subtitles | Rated: PG | Adventure/Comedy/Drama | 101 minutes
Halla is a middle-aged choir director in a small town, popular amongst her neighbours and respected in the community. Unbeknownst to her fellow citizens, she is also an environmentalist vigilante who destroys power lines in an effort to preserve the beautiful local countryside. Deep in the trenches of her anonymous battle against industrialist destruction, Halla depends on the few solitary sources of support in her life: her identical twin sister, a co-conspirator who keeps her updated on the movements of the government, and a mysterious local farmer.
Just as Halla begins to ramp up her anti-industrial campaign efforts, she receives entirely unexpected news: an application she made years ago to adopt a child from Ukraine has finally been approved, and she’s about to become a mother. Witty, poignant with excellent acting and beautiful cinematography, Woman at War tells of how ordinary people can accomplish the extraordinary.