Woman at War
Woman at War

Woman at War

Halla, an independent woman in her late 40s, declares war on the local aluminum industry. She'll risk anything to protect the Icelandic highlands, until an orphan unexpectedly enters her life.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: May 22, 2018, Háskólabíó
  • International Premiere Date: May 12, 2018, Critics' Week - Cannes Film Festival
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Length: 100 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Kona fer í stríð
  • International Title: Woman at War
  • Production Year: 2018
  • Production Countries: Iceland, France,
  • IMDB: Woman at War
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Color: Yes
  • Screening format and subtitles: DCP, English subtitles.



Company Credits


  • Ljubljana International Film Festival, 2018 - Award: Won the Kingfisher award
  • European Parliament, 2018 - Award: Won the LUX Prize
  • Critics' Week - Cannes Film Festival, 2018 - Award: SACD award for Best Screenplay (Benedikt Erlingsson and Ólafur Egilsson), the Grand Rail d'or , the Valbonne Spectator's Prize and the Coup de Coeur CinÉcole award.
  • Sydney Film Festival, 2018
  • Festival International du Film de la Rochelle, 2018
  • Melbourne International Film Festival, 2018
  • Toronto International Film Festival, 2018
  • Filmfest Hamburg, 2018 - Award: Art Cinema Award
  • Busan International Film Festival, 2018
  • Noordelijik Film Festival, Holland, 2018
  • Byron Bay Film Festival, Australia, 2018 - Award: Best Film and Best Drama.
  • Valladolid International Film Festival, 2018 - Award: Best Actress (Halldóra Geirhardsdóttir).
  • Nordic Council Film Prize, 2018 - Award: Won the Nordic Council Film Prize.
  • Nordic Film Days Lubeck, 2018 - Award: NDR Film Prize, “Lubecker Nachrichten” Audience Prize, INTERFILM Church Film Prize and Baltic Film Prize
  • Scanorama European Film Forum, 2018
  • London Film Festival

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