Magnolia Pictures | Release Date: March 1, 2019
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tonyGreenOct 19, 2020
A comedy drama with a genuine point. I found myself caring for, and worrying about the plight of the central character Beautifully and cleverly shot in Iceland. .
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richardradMay 24, 2019
Magnificent, witty, intelligent and soulful, Woman at War, featuring a superb performance by its lead actress Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, uses warmth and humor tell a a potentially chilling story. The film is both deeply serious and fun at theMagnificent, witty, intelligent and soulful, Woman at War, featuring a superb performance by its lead actress Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, uses warmth and humor tell a a potentially chilling story. The film is both deeply serious and fun at the same time. Among the broader topics raised: The threat to the environment posed by giant multinational corporations and our collective need for energy. Has the globalism of everything gone too far, and how do citizens and local communities and nations find their place in a world of sweeping technological and economic change? Expand
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rayjayAug 13, 2019
I have been to Iceland, and the film does a great job on featuring the landscape and people there. Interesting environmental film that's not entirely one-sided. Has some dry humor also.
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Dan_BMar 12, 2021
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**Extracto** Inclasificable, original película islandesa sobre una quijotesca activista ambiental y una decisión que cambiará su vida, con ecos del cine de Kusturica y que combina admirablemente el relato intimista con
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**Extracto**

Inclasificable, original película islandesa sobre una quijotesca activista ambiental y una decisión que cambiará su vida, con ecos del cine de Kusturica y que combina admirablemente el relato intimista con el cine de acción.
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**Reseña**:

Halla (Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir) es una directora de coro islandesa cercana a los 50 y al mismo tiempo una solitaria activista ambiental que lleva adelante una serie de atentados para desalentar inversiones chinas en la contaminante industria local del aluminio. Pero una novedad que puede alterar radicalmente su vida privada entra en escena.

La película de Benedikt Erlingsson suma al carisma de su protagonista, varios rasgos de originalidad en su puesta en escena (que recuerda al cine de Kusturica), un humor seco (por momentos absurdo) típicamente nórdico, los hermosos paisajes islandeses (no como postal sino como marco necesario), una clara crítica a las industrias contaminantes y agudas reflexiones sobre el manejo de la agenda política y una lograda y curiosa integración de relato intimista con película de acción.

Halla es una mujer comprometida con su causa, quijotesca, que pone en juego su comodidad burguesa (con una importante demanda física para la actriz protagónica), frente a una encrucijada cuya resolución es conmovedora, en un filme con un desarrollo difícilmente previsible.

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**Abstract**

Unclassifiable, original Icelandic film about an quixotic environmental activist and a decision that will change her life, with echoes of Kusturica cinema, admirably combining intimate storytelling with action cinema.



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**Review**:

Halla (Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir) is an Icelandic choir director in her late fifties and at the same time a lonely environmental activist who carries out a series of attacks to discourage Chinese investment in the polluting local aluminum industry. But a novelty that can radically alter her private life enters the picture.

Benedikt Erlingsson's film adds to the charisma of its protagonist, various traits of originality in its staging (reminiscent of the Kusturica cinema), a dry humor (at times absurd) typically Nordic, the beautiful Icelandic landscapes (not as a postcard but as a necessary framework), a clear criticism of polluting industries and sharp reflections on the management of the political agenda and a successful and curious integration of an intimate story with an action film.

Halla is a woman committed to her cause, quixotic, who puts her bourgeois comfort at stake (with an important physical demand for the leading actress), faced with a crossroads whose resolution is moving, in a film with a development that is difficult to foresee.

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