Woman at War – zany Icelandic comedy to screen at Scandi and Catch-Up Tuesday

By Ryan Keating-Lambert

Award-winning Icelandic comedy Woman at War will have its Czech premiere at this year’s Scandi Film Festival before getting an English friendly screening at Catch-Up Tuesday.

Directed by Benedikt Erlingsson, Woman at War focuses on Halla (Halldor Geirharðsdóttir), a 49-year-old teacher and choir director, who also happens to be a ‘zen terrorist’ trying to stop a corporate giant from spoiling the gorgeous and otherworldly landscape of Iceland. When confronted with an opportunity to adopt a Ukrainian baby, she begins to question her motivations.

The film was awarded the Grand Prize in the International Critics’ Week Competition at Cannes last year and also earned itself the European Parliament Prize for Best Film of the Year 2018, and a Best European Actress (EFA) nomination for actress Halldor Geirharðsdóttir.

Director Benedikt Erlingsson will also be at the film’s Czech premiere for a post-screening Q&A in Kino Lucerna on Saturday the 12th of January.

Woman at War will be one of five new Scandinavian films at Film Europe’s 5th annual Scandi Film Festival this year, taking place in Prague’s Kino Lucerna, Kino Atlas and Kino Pilotů.

Other English friendly titles at the festical include Ruben Östlund’s award-winning Force Majeure and Cannes Palme d’Or winner The Square, as well as Danish black comedies A Horrible Woman and Word of God.

Related: Interview: Danish director Henrik Ruben Genz on new film ‘Word of God’ 

Woman at War will also screen at Kino Svetozor’s English friendly Catch-Up Tuesday film night on Tuesday, February 12 at 21:00. Don’t miss out!

For tickets and more, visit the cinema website.

Photo: Scandi

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