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Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð)

This screening took place on
Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 7:30pm
Yukon Arts Centre

"From the opening scene—in which 50-ish Halla (Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir), choirmaster and stalwart of the community, uses a bow and arrow to destroy an electrical tower—you know you are in for a treat with this quirky, visually splendid work. Halla’s passionately enacted secret eco-warrior campaign against an energy corporation encroaching on Iceland’s impeccable landscape is decidedly at odds with her day-to-day life, doubly so now that she has received notice that the adoption she applied for some years back has been approved and a Ukrainian orphan is on the way. Can she reconcile motherhood and fighting the good fight, no matter the possible consequences of her crimes?" - VIFF In Icelandic, Spanish, English, Ukranian with English subtitles
  • Directed by Benedikt Erlingsson
  • 2018, Iceland/ France/ Ukraine
  • 101 minutes
  • Film Subtitled

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