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Friday 6:15 PM | Colonial Theatre
2019 | Iceland | 101 min | Comedy/Drama
Director: Benedikt Erlingsson
Writer: Benedikt Erlingsson and Olafur Egill Egilsson
Producers: Marianne Slot, Benedikt Erlingsson, Carine Leblanc
Director of Photography: Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson
Editor: Davíð Alexsander Corno
Principal Cast: Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson

Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman, but behind the scenes of her quiet routine as a choir director, 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 plans her biggest and boldest operation yet, she learns that she’s finally been approved to adopt a Ukrainian orphan, leading her to wonder what would be more fulfilling: motherhood or making sure the Icelandic Highlands remain pristine for all to enjoy.