Woman at War, dir. Benedikt Erlingsson, Iceland 2019, 101 min., Icelandic with English subtitles
To her friends, Halla leads a quiet, routine existence as a choir director in Reykjavik. Privately, she is a radical eco-activist intent on sabotaging the construction of a new aluminium smelter which threatens to rob the local countryside of its natural beauty. In the midst of her environmental crusade, Halla receives the surprising news that her application to adopt a child – filed years earlier – has been approved, forcing her to assess whether her one-woman-war will accommodate her new life as a mother.