'Woman At War' Trailer: One Of 2018's Cannes Standouts Finally Hits The US In March

The 2018 film festival circuit had a bunch of high-profile films that have been in the headlines for a myriad of awards. But one of the films that played at most of the major film fests has been sadly left out of much of the awards conversation. That film is the Icelandic comedy “Woman at War.” But now, with the film finally getting a proper US release, we’re hoping more will be able to discover this lovely film that has flown under the radar.

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The new trailer for the film gives the basic premise – an Icelandic woman is waging a one-person war against big business that threatens to bring environmental catastrophe to her idyllic land. Armed with a bow and arrow, and some clever tricks, this woman is doing everything in her power to bring down those that threaten the environment. And quickly, her actions become the source of a ton of media attention.

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After it’s premiere at the Cannes Film Festival last year, “Woman at War” has been slowly gaining buzz throughout 2018 and into the new year. That buzz was helped when it was announced that Jodie Foster would direct and star in an English-language remake of the film.

“Woman at War” stars Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, and Davíð Þór Jónsson.

“Woman at War” will hit select theaters on March 1.

Here’s the synopsis:

Halla is a fifty-year-old independent person. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, 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-person-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 begins planning her biggest and boldest operation yet, she receives an unexpected letter that changes everything. Her application to adopt a child has finally been accepted and there is a little girl waiting for her in Ukraine. As Halla prepares to abandon her role as saboteur and savior of the Highlands to fulfill her dream of becoming a mother, she decides to plot one final attack to deal the aluminum industry a crippling blow.