Experience great food and film – at BIFF 2020’s CineCuisine Night!
WEDNESDAY Jan 15, 2020
5:30 PM CINECUSINE
FEATURE FILM: WOMAN AT WAR (with director Benedikt Erlingsson)
Language: Icelandic with English subtitles
Venue: Copacabana Beach Club
Tickets: BBD$75 /US$37.50
Halle 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, ” Halle secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry. As Halle’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 Halle 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.
Benedikt Erlingsson is an Icelandic director, author and actor.
Of Horses and Men, Erlingsson’s first feature film as a writer-director, 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 (Kona fer í stríð) was selected at the 57th Cannes Film Festial Critics Week. It has gone on to be a massive box office and critical success.