Athlone Film Club reels out their first film of the new year when the popular club screens the funny, moving and unique 'Woman at War' in the Dean Crowe Theatre on Tuesday, January 14, at 8pm.
Directed by Benedikt Erlingsson, the film reveals the story of Halla, a music teacher in her forties. She is a happy, upbeat woman who leads a quiet and routine life. But unbeknownst to most she is also 'The Mountain Woman': a lone wolf environmental activist who disrupts the operations of an aluminium plant in the Icelandic highlands, by cutting power supply and damaging pylons in acts of industrial sabotage.
As the authorities intensify their campaign to catch her she receives an update on a long forgotten adoption application- she has been matched with a four-year-old girl in the Ukraine. Can she reconcile this with her crusade to protect her homeland from big industry or will her efforts destroy her chances of finally becoming a mother?
This screening is supported by the Dean Crowe Theatre and Arts Centre.