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Une femme en guerreWoman at War

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Fiction

Sessions

Thursday, 11 April 2019 | 15:00 La Maison du Cinéma

                                    Poster of Une femme en guerre

Critics’ Week – Cannes Film Festival 2018

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 with the aluminum industry a crippling blow.

Director

Benedikt Erlingsson

Screenplay

Benedikt Erlingsson, Ólafur Egill Egilsson

Country

Iceland, France and Ukraine

Year

2018

Duration

1h40

Category

Fiction

Language

Icelandic, subtitled in French

Cast

Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Magnús Trygvason Eliassen and David Thor Jonsson

Production

Slot Machine

Distribution

Métropole Films
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