Gegen den Strom

A film by Benedikt Erlingsson. In Islandic with German subtitles.

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Benedikt Erlingsson has set his poli­ti­cal­ly sharp-ton­gued come­dy against the breath-taking back­drop of the Icelandic landscape.
Halla is 50 and an inde­pen­dent woman. But the faca­de of her seda­te rou­ti­ne hides a second life as a pas­sio­na­te envi­ron­men­tal cam­pai­gner. Known as „The Woman of the Mountain”, she con­ducts a secret one-woman war against the local alu­mi­ni­um indus­try. With methods ran­ging from van­da­lism to indus­tri­al sabo­ta­ge, she mana­ges to stop nego­tia­ti­ons bet­ween the Icelandic govern­ment and an inter­na­tio­nal inves­tor. And, when her appli­ca­ti­on to adopt a child is final­ly accept­ed, she plans her last, most dar­ing operation.



Kona fer í stríð, FR/IS/UA 2018, 100 Min., isländ. OmU
Regie: Benedikt Erlingsson
Kamera: Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson
Schnitt: Davíð Alexsander Corno
mit: Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Davíð Þór Jónsson


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