The European Parliament has announced that Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð) by Benedikt Erlingsson (Of Horses and Men) will be screened in more than 50 cities and festivals across 28 European countries this autumn as it competes against Styx and The Other Side of Everything for the 2018 LUX Film Prize.
Woman at War, which premiered during International Critics’ Week at Cannes, follows Halla (Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir), an independent woman who declares war on the local aluminium industry. She resorts to sabotage and is willing to risk everything to protect the Icelandic highlands, until a Ukrainian orphan enters her life.
Nominees for the LUX Film Prize, which Amanda Kernell won last year for her debut feature Sámi Blood, are selected to help celebrate the universal reach of European values, illustrate the diversity of European traditions and shed light on the process of European integration.
The winning film, voted for by the Members of the European Parliament, will be announced in Strasbourg on 14th November. It will then receive promotional support during its international release and be made fully accessible to those with visual and hearing impairments.