The ten films which make up the Official Selection of the 2019 edition of the LUX Prize Competition was unveiled at the 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð)
NAME OF FILM: WOMAN AT WAR
DIRECTOR(S): Benedikt Erlingsson
STARRING: Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Juan Camillo Roman Estrada
GENRE: Adventure Film
SYNOPSIS: Halla (Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir) is a beloved choir director by day, but in her free time she’s the “Mountain Woman,” an eco warrior who—with almost a Tom Cruise level of actioneering—employs guerrilla tactics to halt plans for a new aluminum smelter. And this unassuming middle-aged woman has been pretty effective at thwarting efforts to destroy her beautiful homeland, so much so that authorities are closing in, just as it looks like her long wait to adopt a Ukrainian child has come to end.
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