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Woman at War in competition for the 2018 LUX Prize

Woman at War, by Benedikt Erlingsson, has been chosen for the Lux Prize competition. The film is among the three finalist who were chosen from the ten-title official selection. 

The three films will be screened in more than 50 cities and festivals across 28 European countries, with each film subtitled in the 24 official languages of the European Union. The winner will be announced on November 14th in Strasbourg.

This is the first time an Icelandic feature has been chosen to compete among the final three but Rams by Grímar Hákonarson and Heartstone by Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson have previously been among the 10 films shortlisted. 

Woman at War was directed by Benedikt Erlingsson and written by Erlingsson and Ólafur Egilsson. It stars Halldóra Geirhardsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurdarson, Davíd Thór Jónsson, Magnús Trygvason Eliassen, and Ómar Gudjónsson. The film is an Icelandic/French/Ukrainian coproduction and was produced by Marianne Slot, Benedikt Erlingsson, and Carine Leblanc, and coproduced by Serge Lavrenyuk, Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson, and Birgitta Björnsdóttir. The film was shot by Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson, edited by Davíd Alexander Corno, and the score was composed by Davíd Thór Jónsson.

The film had its world premiere in International Critics’ Week, one of the parallel sections of the Cannes Film Festival, on May 12.

International sales for Woman at War are being handled by Beta Cinema (thorsten.ritter@betacinema.com).