On November 22 as part of Taste of Iceland, Scandinavia House is proud to present a Virtual Film Talk with director Benedikt Erlingsson on the Icelandic film Woman At War, streaming this weekend as Virtual Cinema from Scandinavia House!
Erlingsson will discuss the film about independent 50-year-old Halla, who 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 in the mountains. 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 a little girl is 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 the aluminium industry a crippling blow.
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