LUX PRIZE WINNER
Director: Benedikt Erlingsson
Writer: Erlingsson, Ólafur Egill Egilsson
Producer: Marianne Slot, Benedikt Erlingsson, Carine Leblanc, Serge Lavrenyuk, Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson, Birgitta Björnsdóttir
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 aluminum 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 aluminum smelter. But right as she begins planning her biggest and boldest operation yet, she receives an unexpected letter that changes everything.
“Near perfect, is there anything rarer than a feel-good that knows how to tackle urgent global issues with humour? Look no further” Variety
“Woman at War” deftly centralizes a profound humanity from which vital issues are comfortably suspended”. Variety
“Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson again proves himself a master of capturing the tranquil beauty of the Icelandic landscape”. Variety.com
Screening with the short film:
Zaida Bergroth | Finland | 2018 | 9 mins | Subtitled
On the theme of sustainability. Supported by European Commission Representation in Ireland
The screening location for this short is now St James Church Friday 22nd at 5pm before the 5 out of 5 programme.
LUX PRIZE WINNERS/IRISH SUBTITLES
With the support of The EU Parliament, Dingle IFF will screen for FREE the top 3 LUX Prize films 2018 in their native languages and will use both Irish & English subtitles. This is unique to Dingle IFF, and demonstrates our commitment to our language and the community, being located in a Gaeltacht region.
3 short-listed Lux Prize films are:
WOMAN AT WAR (Benedikt Erlingsson)-Iceland/France/Ukraine
STYX (Wolfgang Fischer)-Germany/Austria
THE OTHERSIDE OF EVERYTHING (Mila Turajlic)-Serbia/France/Quatar