On Sunday, March 15, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., Cinema Art Bethesda will present the Icelandic film, Woman at War. The film is 101 minutes long and in Icelandic with English subtitles. It was released in 2018 and received 25 awards including Best Screenwriting at the Cannes Film Festival.
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. 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.
(Text copied from Official Site.)
- Woman at War — Official Site
- Woman at War (2018) — IMDB
- New York Times Woman at War’ Review: Industrial Blight as Icelandic Fable
- Guardian Review Woman at War review – the mother of all green goddesses
Theater doors open at 9:30 a.m., films start promptly at 10:00 a.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance online* or at the door for $15. Come early for bagels and coffee, stay after the film for a discussion.
*After selecting the link to purchase tickets online, select “10:00” to purchase your tickets.