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 aluminum industry in this dark comedy.
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 aluminum smelter. 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 there is a little girl 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 aluminum industry a crippling blow.
3 day rental • NR • 101 min. • Icelandic with subtitles
“Cinematically and philosophically rewarding from start to finish.”
“A wry, idiosyncratic comedy that communicates important topical messages while never being less than a joy to watch.”
— Globe and Mail
“Offbeat, poignant and visually exquisite.”
— Hollywood Reporter
"Woman at War is a smart delight.”
“This film manages to both make you laugh and also be about something important. There's an admirable balance. You laugh at Hella's unusual methods, but you root for her cause.”
— Hollywood News