Woman At War – January Movie at Walton & Weybridge Film Society
Wed January 8th 2020: 8pm
Woman At War
Director: Benedikt Erlingsson Iceland, 2018, 101 mins, Icelandic language, subtitles, colour.
Leading player: Halldora Geirhardsdottir (Halla)
A gem from an unexpected source.
PLAYED very much for comedy, but with an underlying ecological theme, committed lone ecowarrior Halla, normally a choir director, sets out to disrupt Iceland’s burgeoning aluminium industry to prevent it ruining the countryside. Her methods are original, as are her efforts to evade capture – the authorities continually picking on an unfortunate tourist as their prime suspect.
The comedy is very offbeat, akin to ‘Rams’ another film from Iceland we have shown to great acclaim, with the background music delivered in a highly idiosyncratic and entertaining way.
Halla has a simultaneous brush with authority in connection with her long-held ambition to adopt a child from Ukraine. Again, unorthodox measures are employed to complete a wholly delightful and amusing film. KW
The film was Iceland’s entry to the 2018 Oscars and Golden Globes 2019.
About Our Film Society
We meet at roughly three-weekly intervals on Wednesday evenings, commencing at 8pm at The Amanda Smith Theatre, St George’s College, Addlestone to watch well regarded (mostly recent) films that have probably not been shown in our local cinemas.
Refreshments are provided without charge in a side room after each show and film club members are invited to discuss their reactions to the movie with the Committee and other members.
If you live in Walton or Weybridge or close to this area (for example Hersham, Shepperton, Cobham, Esher), why not join us?
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Movie Programme for 2019-20
Sept 4th 2019 – The Favourite
Sept 18th 2019 – Phantom Thread
Oct 9th 2019 – Cold War
Oct 23th 2019 – Green Book
Nov 13th 2019 – Lady Bird
Jan 8th 2020 – Woman at War
Feb 19th 2020 – Shoplifters *
Mar 4th 2020 – Roma *
April 1st 2020 – Happy as Lazzaro
April 15th 2020 – La Vagabonde
May 6th 2020 – Jeune Femme
May 27th 2020 – Capernaum
* The dates for the films Shoplifters and Roma have been switched, from the dates published in the original programme
Early Membership Discount
There is a discount for members who join and pay by a certain date at the start of a season.
January 2020 Movie – Woman At War
At The Amanda Smith Theatre,
St George’s College
Event Times & Venue
Date: Wednesday 8th January 2020
Start Time: 8pm.
Address: The Amanda Smith Theatre,
St George’s College,
Surrey KT15 2QS
Directions, Access & Parking: St George’s College is easy to locate.
Leave Weybridge at the St James’s Church roundabout, into Balfour Road over the Portmore Park Road roundabout and follow the road towards Addlestone, take the third exit at the Addlestone roundabout into the college.
The barrier will open, follow the road and electronic sign. There will be one more barrier and parking will be ahead on the right.
Sat Nav Postcode: KT15 2QS
Contact Walton and Weybridge Film Society
For membership & guest ticket enquiries, telephone: 01932 226 386
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