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Woman at War

TIFF.18 - Supernova

Woman at War TIFF.18

Category: Supernova
Director: Benedikt Erlingsson
Cast: Oleg Ivenko, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Ralph Fiennes
Duration: 101 min.
Country: Iceland
Year: 2018

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50-year-old Halla leads a double life as choir master and 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 aluminium 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 aluminium smelter in the mountains. But right as she begins planning her biggest and boldest operation yet, she receives an unexpected letter that changes everything...

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