Not a stirring story of a Blitz heroine but a quirky and heroic tale for our times nevertheless, in which Halla, a 50-year-old respectable Icelandic woman leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known as “The Woman of the Mountain,” she wages a secret and effective war on the local aluminium industry, including industrial sabotage. But just as she is planning her boldest operation yet, she learns her application to adopt a child has finally been accepted. Will she abandon her role as saboteur and saviour of the Highlands? Or carry out one final attack to cripple the corporation? The newest offering from Benedikt Erlingsson (Of Horses and Men), is charming and funny but with sinister political undercurrents.
"Is there anything rarer than an intelligent feel-good film that knows how to tackle urgent global issues with humor as well as a satisfying sense of justice? Look no further than Benedikt Erlingsson’s gloriously Icelandic, near-perfect follow-up to “Of Horses and Men,” featuring an environmental activist modestly taking on the world, one electric pylon at a time.... “Woman at War” deftly centralizes a profound humanity from which vital issues are comfortably suspended." - Variety