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Tue, 21 Sept


Borough Hall, Godalming

Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð)

From director of “Of Horses and Men" this charts a woman's lone eco-warrior battle against big business. Halla leads a quiet life, but her upbeat exterior hides a secret double life as a committed activist.

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Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð)
Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð)

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21 Sept 2021, 19:15

Borough Hall, Godalming, The Burys, Godalming GU7 1HY, UK

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Film Notes Cannes Film Review: ‘Woman at War’ A delightful follow-up to “Of Horses and Men” about a modest environmental activist determined to bring down heavy industry one electric pylon at a time.

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 “Woman at War,” Benedikt Erlingsson’s gloriously Icelandic (for lack of a better adjective), near-perfect follow-up to “Of Horses and Men,” featuring an environmental activist modestly taking on the world, one electric pylon at a time. Commentators will be tumbling over themselves trying to define what kind of movie this is: comedy, musical, social drama, politically correct issue film. It’s all those except the last; political correctness implies one-dimensional preaching that narrowly cuts off conversations, whereas, whereas “Woman at War” deftly centralizes a profound humanity from which vital issues are comfortably suspended. Bound to be one of the hot sellers at this year’s Cannes, the film is likely to do bang-up business worldwide.

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