Talk Cinema No. 6
Mixing Hollywood flair with the element of surprise, Talk Cinema offers sneak previews of new independent and foreign films from Cannes, Sundance, Toronto and other internationally ranked film festivals, personally selected by nationally recognized film critic Harlan Jacobson. His selections may include an award-winning drama, an outrageous indie comedy, a provocative documentary or the next breakout hit. Audiences are among the first to see new movies and then engage in critical discussions led by film scholars and special guests.
Halla is a 50-year-old independent woman. However, 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-woman 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. While she’s 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. 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.
Directed by Benedikt Erlingsson, 2018.