WOMAN AT WAR – Sat 15 June – Hull Truck Theatre


Saturday 15 June, 7:00pm, Hull Truck Theatre

Benedikt Erlingsson | 2018 | Iceland/France/Ukraine | Cert 12A | 101 mins | Icelandic/Spanish/English/Ukrainian language with English subtitles


Tickets can be purchased in advance exclusively via HULL  TRUCK BOX OFFICE

Programme details

Hull Truck Theatre is open all day, so why not come along early to grab a drink and a snack? Doors to the screening room usually open around twenty minutes before the performance starts.

7:00pm: Programme starts

8:50pm: Programme ends

The programme runtime includes an allowance for introductions and trailers. This may vary and in some cases, the film will begin immediately after a short introduction.


To her friends, Halla (Halldóra Geirharõsdóttir) leads a quiet and routine life. But her happy and upbeat exterior hides a secret double life as a committed environmental activist. Known to others as “The Mountain Woman”, she wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminium industry to protect the stunning highland landscape that is under threat.

Just as she begins planning her biggest and boldest operation yet, she receives an unexpected letter that will change everything. She will be forced to choose between her environmental crusade and the chance of fulfilling her dream of becoming a mother. Funny, moving and utterly unique, WOMAN AT WAR follows Halla as she juggles the adoption of a beautiful little girl whilst planning her final act of industrial sabotage

Starring Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Juan Camillo Roman Estrada

Awards and Reviews

Winner, Best Feature – Hamburg Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival, Palm Springs Intl Film Festival, Melbourne Intl Film Festival Official Selections

“An artful fable that examines what it really means to save the world, Benedikt Erlingsson’s “Woman at War” is the rarest of things: A crowd-pleaser about climate change.” – indieWire

“Erlingsson has a magnetic heroine in Geirharðsdóttir, whose lithe and athletic without being a show-off, and underplays as a good soldier would” – New York Magazine

“Hilarious and heartwarming” – Vulture
“Wonderful” – Los Angeles Times
“Delightful” – Variety
“Fantastic” – Slant Magazine
★★★★★ “Surprising, touching and funny” – New Internationalist
★★★★★ – The Upcoming
★★★★ – Little White Lies
★★★★ – BBC Radio
★★★★ – Total Film


WOMAN OF WAR is rated 12A. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).

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