LUX FILM PRIZE

 

ICELAND, FRANCE, UKRAINE

LA DONNA ELETTRICA Kona Fer Í StríðWoman at War

2018 – DCP – colore – 101′

 

Direction: Benedikt Erlingsson

Screenplay: Benedikt Erlingsson, Ólafur Egill Egilsson

Cinematography: Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson

Editing: Davíð Alexander Corno

Set design: Snorri Freyr Hilmarsson, Lucia Malyshko, Anna Maria Tomasdottir

Music: Davíð Þór Jónsson

Costumes: Sylvia Dögg Halldórsdóttir, Maria Kero

Cast: Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Juan Camillo Roman Estrada, Jörundur Ragnarsson, Davíð ÞórJónsson, Magnús Tryggvason Eliasen, Ómar Guðjónsson, Haraldur Stefansson

Producers: Marianne Slot, Benedikt Erlingsson, Carine Leblanc

Production: Slot Machine, Gulldrengurinn, Solar Media Entertainment, Köggull Filmworks, Vintage Pictures

 

SYNOPSIS

Halla, 50, leads a choir in Reykjavik. She is extremely attached to her beloved Iceland and its exceptional natural beauty, and isdeeply concerned about global warming and environmental disasters. She is particularly horrified at plans to expand an aluminiumplant. In secret, she sabotages a high-voltage power line in an attempt to bring the plant to a standstill and raise public awareness ofthe issue. Her clandestine activities are interrupted, however, by a piece of news she had long given up hope of ever hearing…

 

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

“There is a strange culture of denial and procrastination relating to this issues. We have to change our lifestyles, and that’s a big challenge for our generation. Women save the world all the time. Their strategies sometimes are different from those adopted bymen. Nowadays, the world needs to be saved, and women are often on the frontline of the fight for environmental protection. We arethe last generation that can do something about climate change. If we don’t do anything about it, it will be too late for our children.”

 

AWARDS

2018 Montréal Festival of New Cinema: Best Actress

2018 Ljubljana IFF: Award to the Best Film

2018 Valladolid IFF: Best Actress

2018 Haifa IFF: Special Mention

2018 Hamburg FF: Best Feature

2018 Seville European Film Festival: Audience Award

2019 Tromsø IFF: Best Film