woman at war


Woman at War is a film set in Iceland. It gives us a “mellow” music teacher who leads meditation groups.

She’s also a dedicated environmentalist who sabotages the local power company, bringing down their wires and towers at great personal risk. Drones, helicopters, and the highway patrol try to trap her.

It’s staggeringly brilliant and original.

Shakespearean! Grand Opera !!  Dazzling !!   Unfinished !!

A strange motif is the presence/ disappearance/ reappearance of a small band (drums, tuba, keyboard) that shows up just anywhere — on city streets, in farm fields — inexplicably, now and again, with no apparent function in the high-drama plot. Its presence is not acknowledged by anyone on screen. Only we see this . . . “apparition.” What’s it doing there?

The film baffles — because it exceeds — our standard evaluative categories.

Watch it on Amazon!


2 comments on “woman at war

  1. pattaub says:

    Thanks for this review. I’m not familiar with the film, but I am intrigued by it and will check it out.

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Ed Mooney says:

    You’ll love it !!

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