Woman at War (Kona fer í strid)



Sequoia 2 Fri, Oct 12, 2018 6:15 PM
Century Larkspur Sat, Oct 13, 2018 3:00 PM
Century Larkspur Sun, Oct 14, 2018 5:15 PM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Running Time:101 min.
Director:Benedikt Erlingsson
Producer:Benedikt Erlingsson
Carine Leblanc
Marianne Slot
Screenwriter:Benedikt Erlingsson
Ólafur Egill Egilsson
Cinematographer:Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson
Editor:Davíð Alexander Corno
Cast:Halldóra Geirhardsdóttir
Jóhann Sigurðarson
Juan Camillo Roman Estrada
Jörundur Ragnarsson
Haraldur Stefansson
Print Source:Magnolia Pictures
Note Writer:Rod Armstrong


A congenial village choir director with a secret life as a renegade eco-activist is the unlikely subject of Benedikt Erlingsson's (Of Horses and Men) suspenseful, impassioned, and soaringly uplifting film imbued with the devilish delights of Nordic humor (think of The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, MVFF 2014). For starters, heroic Halla (the unforgettable Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir), in Valkyrie pose, aims her bow and downs the lines of a local power plant with a single arrow. Victorious, she bounds across the stunning Icelandic landscape, deftly dodging an army of pursuing officers. But back in the village, she practices tai chi and dreams of adopting a Ukrainian orphan girl. As the net tightens around her, Halla’s life and future are on the line. Besides the breathtaking locales, Erlingsson employs a brilliant concept with the score, with Icelandic and Ukrainian musicians appearing onscreen and providing superbly sonorous commentary on the action.

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Benedikt Erlingsson is an Icelandic director, author, and actor. Eslingsson is well known as a stage director as well as for his roles in theater, television series, and films. Of Horses and Men (2013), Erlingsson’s first feature film as a writer and director, won over 20 international awards, including the Best New Director prize at the 2013 San Sebastián Film Festival and the 2014 Nordic Council Film Prize. Benedikt Erlingsson is a 2016 Gan Foundation for Cinema award winner.