Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð) Reviews

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May 3, 2019
No Icelandic director has started their career with such thematic acuity and stylistic assurance as Benedikt Erlingsson... with this timely satire that touches upon parochial and global issues with rare wit, intelligence and nuance.
May 3, 2019
A huge showcase for Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, who brings grit, determination, and quiet charisma to every scene. An engaging curiosity and an absolute joy.
May 3, 2019
There can be no doubt that Halla is one of the year's strongest, most inspirational heroes.
May 3, 2019
This quirky Icelandic-language dramedy about an unassuming choir conductor from Reykjavik turned notorious eco-terrorist has a prodigious go-for-broke central performance from Halldora Geirharosdottir.
May 2, 2019
The film is quirky, odd-ball and its droll Icelandic humor hides a deeply serious world view from the director, Benedikt Erlingsson.
May 2, 2019
Woman at War takes a sidelong glance at what it means to look, sound and act like a fighter - one hellbent on serving the world's greater good.
May 2, 2019
By depicting a destructive activist as the only person willing to make a difference, there is a creeping sense of unease that this film could ideologically play into the hands of those who choose to do nothing about the crisis we face.
May 1, 2019
Hollywood would make it a thriller; Erlingsson keeps his politics as teasingly agnostic as his tone, his Icelandic landscape raw, strange, and like everywhere, defended by more Hallas all the time.
May 1, 2019
The dissonant comedy makes entertainment out of anxiety, but loses momentum because of it.
April 30, 2019
Shines an intangible light on the controversial Biblical figure, told with striking visual and cinematic ques.
April 30, 2019
Erlingsson's imagination marries entertainment with social and environmental issues in feature film in a way I've never seen before.
April 30, 2019
An important message wrapped up in a leftfield gem.
April 29, 2019
The film has a bone-dry sense of humour, though the quirk level is turned up just a fraction too high.
April 23, 2019
The film, jaunty and jovial, ends on a haunting final image that suggests a world that has lost its way, trudging forward towards an uncertain future. It's almost enough to make you want to pick up a bow and arrow.
April 18, 2019
[Protagonist] Halla rides the edge of strident activism and dangerous extremism, and our support of her choices is never taken for granted, let alone assured.
April 13, 2019
Woman At War will leave you breathless.
April 9, 2019
If you like a rich, offbeat, intricate drama with splashes of comedy, Woman at War is not to be missed.
April 8, 2019
[in this] an angry, jolting joy of a movie, an Icelandic woman turns the nation upside with her solo crusade of ecological sabotage.
April 7, 2019
This dialogue about the boundaries of personal responsibility and the pursuit of public or private goals, lies at the heart of the story.
April 5, 2019
All of this is very eccentric and most amusing, though Halla's environmental concerns are real enough. She's an intrepid eco-warrior and her story will resonate with many.
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