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WOMAN AT WAR wins the LUX Prize

Woman at War, by writer/director Benedikt Erlingsson, won the LUX Prize, awarded by the European Parliament, in Strasbourg today. This is the first time an Icelandic film receives this honor. Erlingsson was in attendance at the award ceremony and accepted the award.

Upon collecting the award, Erlingsson stated:

“I feel very honoured to be here in the temple of the power of the legislation. I feel like a politician, and I think politicians are also storytellers. In fact, you are also very brave, because you are taking on the real challenges of fighting against climate change. Climate change will be the focus of all politics in the future.”

Woman at War recently won the Nordic Council Film Prize and has now won a total of 14 international awards since its world premiere at Cannes Critics' Week, where it won four awards.

It has been selected as Iceland's entry for the 2019 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and Halldóra Geirhardsdóttir, the film‘s lead actress, recently received a nomination for Best European Actress at the European Film Awards.

International sales for the film are being handled by Beta Cinema (thorsten.ritter@betacinema.com).