WOMAN AT WAR (Kona fer í stríð)

Directed by Benedikt Erlingsson
Iceland/France/Ukraine | 2018 | 101 min


EVENT INFORMATION


Friday, February 22, 2019
6:30pm
 @ McConomy Auditorium, CMU


Buy tickets here!

 

EVENT INCLUDES:

  • Post-screening panel discussion with local environmental activists:
    • Maren Cooke, Founder of the Pittsburgh Sustainability Salon
    • Abbey Mui, CMU's Sustainable Earth
    • Young Sarah Grguras, President of Pitt's Student Office of Sustainability
    • moderated by film critic Barry Paris
       
  • Food Reception catered by an official Pittsburgh Sustainable Restaurant


CO-PRESENTED WITH: Sustainable Earth & Pitt Student Office of Sustainability


ABOUT THE FILM


"Is there anything rarer than an intelligent feel-good film that knows how to tackle urgent global issues with humor as well as a satisfying sense of justice?”
– Jay Weissberg, Variety

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. But right as she begins planning her biggest and boldest operation yet, she receives an unexpected letter that changes everything.

Languages: Icelandic, Spanish, & Ukrainian with English subtitles

Watch the trailer here.


AWARDS:


  • Haifa International Film Festival, 2018, Special Mention
  • Hamburg Film Festival, 2018, Best Feature
  • Ljubljana International Film Festival, 2018, Best Film
  • Montréal Festival of New Cinema, 2018, Best Actress
  • Nordic Council, 2018, Nordic Council Film Prize
  • Seville European Film Festival, 2018, Audience Award
  • Valladolid International Film Festival, 2018, Best Actress


ABOUT THE DIRECTOR




Benedikt Erlingsson is an Icelandic director, author, and actor. Erlingsson’s first feature film, “Of Horses and Men,” received the New Directors prize at the 2013 San Sebastián Film Festival and went on to win over 20 international awards. He is a 2016 Gan Foundation for Cinema award winner. His second feature film, “Woman at War”(2018), was selected at the 57th Semaine de la Critique.