Meet 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 aluminimum 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?
A funny, moving and utterly unique film.
Winner - Best Screenplay, Critics’ Week, Cannes Film Festival 2018
Winner - LUX Film Prize 2018
‘Carried by a magnetic performance from Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir in a dual role (she plays both Halla and her identical twin sister Asa), Benedikt Erlingsson’s enjoyable follow up to Of Horses And Men is elevated by wryly idiosyncratic flourishes in its execution.’Screendaily
‘Offbeat, poignant and visually exquisite’The Hollywood Reporter