Woman at War


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The Loft Film Fest is presented by the National Endowment for the Arts and Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment.

In this quirky, passionate and gloriously funny comedy/drama from acclaimed Icelandic director Benedikt Erlingsson (Of Horses and Men), a charming DIY eco-terrorist gets in over her head when she takes on big industry and the unscrupulous politicians out to ruin her beloved natural landscape.

“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?” – Jay Weissberg, Variety

50-year-old Halla lives in the beautiful Icelandic Highlands. The warm-hearted choir leader also leads a secret life as a passionate hardcore environmental activist. Armed with her bow and arrow, deftly wielded, Halla sabotages the industry that she feels threatens the natural world she so fiercely loves. As she embarks on her boldest sabotage plan yet, the stakes are raised when she finds out that she is on the verge of realizing a long-cherished dream to adopt a child – a dilemma which could drastically change Halla’s plans for social revolution. Woman at War takes a wildly daring approach to its provocative yet crowd-pleasing story, bringing musical, comedic and social justice elements together in a visually lush film that consistently defies expectations. (Dir. by Benedikt Erlingsson, 2018, Iceland/France/Ukraine, in Icelandic/Spanish/English/Ukrainian with English subtitles, 101 mins., Not Rated).  Other festivals: Cannes; Hamburg; Toronto | Tucson Premiere

Special thanks to our community partners, YWCA, Tucson Wildlife Center, Arizona-Sonora Desert MuseumInstitute of the Environment, WOSACUniversity of Arizona Department of Gender and Women’s Studies.