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Woman At War – 7PM

July 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:41 pm

Woman At War

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 – 4pm, 7pm
Thursday, July 4, 2019 – 4pm, 7pm
Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. W., Barrie


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Co-written and Directed by: Benedikt Erlingsson

Cast: Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson , David Thor Jonsson and Magnus Trygvason Eliasen

Drama/Comedy, PG for some sexuality and nudity, 101 minutes, Language:
Icelandic, Spanish, English, Ukrainian with English subtitles (Iceland/France/Ukraine)


“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.” – David Ehrlich, IndieWire


“A joyous and warm-hearted comedy drama taking on essential contemporary issues.” – Robert W. Monk, FILMINK (Australia)


Woman at War is a gorgeously thoughtful, intense thriller filled with just the right touch of comedy throughout to give us an entertaining film that has social relevance to our world today.” – Pamela Powell, Reel Honest Reviews


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. 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. 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 Halla prepares to abandon her role as saboteur and saviour of the Highlands to fulfill her dream of becoming a mother, she decides to plot one final attack to deal the aluminium industry a crippling blow.


Awards: 21 wins, 11 nominations

Nominated, Best Film, Cairo International Film Festival, 2018
Nominated, Critics Week Grand Prize, Cannes Film Festival, 2018
Winner, Director of the Year, Best Film, Actress of the Year (Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir), Screenplay of the Year, Edda Awards, Iceland, 2019
Nominated, European Actress (Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir) European Film Awards, 2018
Winner, Best Feature, Hamburg Film Festival, 2018
Nominated, Best Narrative Feature, Melbourne International Film Festival, 2018
Winner, Best Actress (Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir) Montréal Festival of New Cinema, 2018
Winner, Audience Award, Seville European Film Festival, 2018


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Film tickets: $10 for Adults, $8 for Seniors/Students

Advance tickets are available online and at the Uptown Theatre box office one week before screening (in the evenings an hour before their first screening). HST is included in the ticket price.


July 4, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:41 pm


Barrie Film Festival


Uptown Theatre
55 Dunlop St. W.
Barrie, Ontario L4N 1A3 Canada
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