Meet Halla, a music teacher in her forties. She is a happy, upbeat woman who leads a quiet and routine life. But unbeknown to most she is also ‘The Mountain Woman’: a lone wolf environmental activist who disrupts the operations of an aluminium plant in the Icelandic highlands, by cutting power supply and damaging pylons in acts of industrial sabotage.
As the authorities intensify their campaign to catch her she receives an update on a long forgotten adoption application- she has been matched with a four-year-old girl in the Ukraine. Can she reconcile this with her crusade to protect her homeland from big industry or will her efforts destroy her chances of finally becoming a mother?
A funny, moving and utterly unique film.
**** “Woman at War is a huge showcase for Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, who brings grit, determination, and quiet charisma to every scene. An engaging curiosity and an absolute joy.” - Tara Brady, The Irish Times
“Offbeat, poignant and visually exquisite.” - Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter
**** “a subversive romp that splendidly overturns action-movie cliches… presenting its life-or-death struggles in thrillingly offbeat fashion.” - Mark Kermode, The Observer.
Director: Benedikt Erlingsson
Duration: 101 mins
Language: Icelandic, Spanish, English, Ukrainian (with English subtitles)
Admission: SEAC Friends/Members: FREE, advance booking essential
Non-members: €5 in advance, €7 at the door
Non-members Concessions: €4 in advance, €6 at the door
Doors Open: 8:00pm
Commences At: 8:30pm
In advance: €5 / €4
At the door: €7 / €6