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thumbnail Woman At War (2018 Iceland )

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Director: Benedikt Erlingsson
Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Juan Camillo Roman Estrada
Genre: Black comedy
101 mins

Having conquered the theatre stages and TV screens of Iceland as a writer, director and performer, Benedikt  Erlingsson turned to feature films in 2013, where his brand of deadpan tragicomic humour once again struck a national nerve. His directorial feature debut, Of Horses and Men earned several Icelandic academy Edda awards. Here choir teacher by day, green renegade by night, Halla takes up this vital mantle on her quest to rid the Icelandic highlands of a Rio Tinto aluminium plant. When her long-forgotten application to adopt a child is suddenly approved, the down-to-earth insurgent must reconsider her notions of motherhood, civic duty and heroism.

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