WOMAN AT WAR (12A)

20:00 FRI 08 NOV NORTH RONALDSAY BIRD OBSERVATORY

19:30 FRI 22 NOV NORTH SIDE CINEMA @ THE KELP STORE, PAPAY

101 MINS

Directed by Benedikt Erlingsson

Treating its timely themes with a deceptively light touch, Woman at War is easy to enjoy in the moment, yet its impact lingers long after the closing credits roll.

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 aluminium 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 aluminium smelter. But right as she begins planning her biggest and boldest operation yet, she receives an unexpected letter that changes everything.