Woman at War
In honor of International Women’s Day today, we urge you to go see Woman at War, an Icelandic film that celebrates a woman over 50 and challenges the gender imbalance in the world.
Variety called the movie “An intelligent feel-good film that knows how to tackle urgent global issues with humor.” It’s also a quirky, action-thriller.
IndieWire called it “An artful fable that examines what it really means to save the world, Woman at War is the rarest of things: A crowd-pleaser about climate change.”
Rarer still is that its lead character, Halla, is a 50-something woman who is both charismatic (gasp!) and a modern-day superhero.
Halla, who by day is a choir director, is as badass as they come. Jason Bourne, beware! She’s also an environmental activist with a backpack full of gear, and a bow and arrow that literally brings transformers crashing down. She single-handedly takes on the aluminum industry that is polluting her beloved countryside.
All while she is in the midst of adopting a child from Ukraine.
To watch a woman over 50 in a role that is typically played by a man was an unexpected treat and incredibly empowering.
Even better it has inspired us to explore how we can become our own middle-aged superhero and go out and make a difference.
So today take some time for yourself and celebrate women all over the world. Go see Woman at War.