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Film, Mon 1 Apr 2019

Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð)

Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð)

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Woman at war was not design as a lesson to those unconcerned with environmental problems. Benedikt Erlingsson (Of Horses and Men) addressed this topic as an excellent storyteller, in a typical for him quirky and intelligent way. He introduced Halla (Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir), an inconspicuous choir conductor in her 50s. What remains a secret to others is that she combines her placid work with illegal, highly-dangerous environmental activism – Halla ‘waged a war’ on a local Rio Tinto aluminium industry. Successful at that, she was about to commence her biggest operation, when unanticipated news arrived – her adoption application was finally approved.

Magnificent Icelandic landscapes, plot twists, Geirharðsdóttir’s splendid performance and wide-ranging music score – everything Benedikt Erlingsson knows how to combine to tell the story that is important to be told.

DIRECTOR: Benedikt Erlingsson
DETAILS: ISL/FRA/UKR, 2018, 101mins
STARRING: Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Juan Camillo Roman Estrada
F-RATING: No

Credit cards accepted (no fee)On-site light refreshments

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Dates Times
Mon 1 Apr 2019 00:00 to 00:00

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    Hyde Park Picture House

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    Brudenell Road,
    Leeds,
    LS6 1JD

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    See location of Hyde Park Picture House on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 283351  Lat: 53.81143 Long: -1.57168

    By Car
    From the city centre: Follow signs for A660 to Skipton (which after about a mile turns into Woodhouse Land). From north Leeds: Follow signs to A660 (Otley Road), Hyde Park is in between Headingley and Leeds city centre.

    By Bus
    From the city centre: The 56 runs frequently and stops right outside the cinema. Alternatively take the 1, 28, 95, 96, 97 or 97A and get off at Hyde Park Corner. Or thake the 18 or 18A and get off at Cardigan Road.

    By Train
    Take the train to Burley Park Station and take the Cardigan Road exit then follow directions to the cinema.


    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Burley Park station

    Facilities

    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments