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Hull Independent Cinema: WOMAN AT WAR

15/06/2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:50 pm

£5 – £7

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Halla 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,” Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminium industry. She risks all she has to protect the highlands of Iceland-but the situation could change with the unexpected arrival of a small orphan in her life.


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


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


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


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 ten minutes before the performance starts.

7:00pm: Programme starts

8:50pm: Programme ends

The programme run time includes an allowance for introductions and trailers. This may vary and in some cases the film will begin immediately after a short introduction. While we will endeavour to accommodate latecomers, this may not always be possible. Please note that we reserve the right to refuse entry, without a refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised programme start time.

Tickets Terms and Conditions

If any tickets remain unsold they can be purchased on the door on the night of the screening, but we strongly advise buying in advance. Advance tickets must be purchased; we cannot reserve tickets.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. We reserve the right to refuse admission, without refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised start time.

If you purchase a membership or student ticket your membership card/student ID MUST be presented along with your ticket on the door when you come to a film. If you do not have your membership card/student ID we reserve the right to charge an additional £1 for your ticket.


Hull Truck Theatre
50 Ferensway
Hull, HU2 8LB United Kingdom
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