Johanna: The Last Battle

Johanna Sigurdardottir became prime minister In Iceland following the financial crisis of 2008. She was the first openly gay prime minister in the world.

In her final days as Prime Minister, Johanna tries to get the parliament to pass a new constitution that was approved in a national referendum.

The the two biggest opposition parties in parliament try to stop the constitution by filibustering but the smallest one, The Movement, thinks the government is not doing enough to get it passed.

A new chairman in Johanna's political party changes her policy of trying to get the constitution through parliament because time is running out and wants to postpone it to the next term.

Johanna is fighting against this proposal and The Movement files a vote of no confidence in parliament against her government. Johanna only just survives the vote but by filibustering the opposition manages to kill the constitution.

This conclusion is Johanna's biggest disappointment as she leaves parliament for the last time after 36 years of service.

About the film

  • Type
  • National Premiere Date
    October 16, 2015, Bíó Paradís
  • Length
    84 min.
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  • Original Title
    Jóhanna: Síðasta orrustan
  • International Title
    Johanna: The Last Battle
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  • Website
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
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