„Kona fer í stríð“ lofuð og prísuð vestanhafs

Kona fer í stríð eftir Benedikt Erlingsson er nú í sýningum í Bandaríkjunum á vegum dreifingarfyrirtækisins Magnolia Pictures og fær nær einróma lof gagnrýnenda. Á safnsíðunni Rotten Tomatoes er myndin þessa stundina með 94% skor miðað við umsagnir 32 gagnrýnenda.

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David Ehrlich hjá IndieWire skrifar:

An artful fable that examines what it really means to save the world, Benedikt Erlingsson’s “Woman at War” is the rarest of things: A crowd-pleaser about climate change. Combining Paul Schrader’s dire urgency with Roy Andersson’s droll brand of despair — to cite two other filmmakers whose work has wrestled with the maddening, quixotic idea of a single person trying to redeem an entire planet — Erlingsson has created a winsome knickknack of a movie that manages to reframe the 21st century’s signature crisis in a way that makes room for real heroism.

Kenneth Turan hjá The Los Angeles Times hefur meðal annars þetta að segja:

Not to get all alliterative about it, but “Woman at War” is something wonderful. Made with a finely honed sense of the ridiculous as well as unexpected emotion, this modern Icelandic saga is completely serious about its wall-to-wall wackiness, which of course is the only way to go. […] With a masterful melding of the serious, the comic, the ridiculous and the musical, “Woman at War” is joyful to experience though difficult to sum up. It may not have won this year’s foreign language Oscar or even made the short list of nominees, but its kind of delicious absurdist fun is always in too short supply.

Jeannette Catsoulis hjá The New York Times skrifar þetta:

Approaching weighty themes with a very light touch, Benedikt Erlingsson’s „Woman at War“ is an environmental drama wrapped in whimsical comedy and tied with a bow of midlife soul-searching. The package is lumpy at times, but not unwieldy, thanks to an engaging central performance and a cinematographer, Bergsteinn Bjorgulfsson, whose sweeping shots of frozen heath and lowering Icelandic skies wash the screen — and our minds — of extraneous distractions.

Og hér er David Edelstein hjá Vulture (New York Magazine)

Erlingsson has a magnetic heroine in Geirharðsdóttir, who’s lithe and athletic without being a show off, and underplays as a good soldier would. The movie has a bonus, jack-in-the-box running gag: a hapless Spanish visitor named Juan (Juan Camilla Roman Estrada) who just wants to bike around Iceland but is always getting hauled in (mistakenly) for Halla’s crimes. The final scenes are heartwarming, but the film ends with a flood — as our world will, too, at this rate. Hail, Halla, the Woman at War!

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Klapptré er sjálfstæður miðill sem birtir fréttir, viðhorf, gagnrýni og tölulegar upplýsingar um íslenska kvikmynda- og sjónvarpsbransann. Ritstjóri er Ásgrímur Sverrisson.