After major deals signed earlier in the festival with Magnolia Pictures for North America and Picturehouse for the UK/Ireland, other distributors who acquired Woman at War include Pandora for Germany/Austria, Teodora for Italy, Avalon for Spain, Scanbox for Norway, Sweden and Finland, Imagine for Benelux, Filmcoopi for Switzerland, Scanorama for the Baltics, M2 for Poland, Cirko for Hungary, Demiurg for former Yugoslavia, Transilvania Film for Romania, Weird Wave for Greece, Filmarti for Turkey, Huanxi for China, AV Jet for Taiwan, and Hi Gloss Entertainment/Limelight Distribution for Australia/New Zealand. Deals with Japan and Israel are in final negotiations. The first distributors to board the project were Jour2Fête/Potemkine in France, Camera Film in Denmark and UFD in Ukraine.

The environmental musical thriller picked up the SACD Award for Best Screenplay (shared by Erlingsson and Ólafur Egill Egilsson), the Grand Rail d’Or audience award from the Critics’ Week, as well as Le Coup de Coeur Cinécole 2018.

Critics praised the director’s ‘Eccentric poise’ (The Guardian) and Halldóra Geirhađsdóttir’s magnetic performance (Screendaily) as ‘a woman in her late 40s fighting the local aluminium industry to protect the pristine Icelandic highlands she loves, until an orphan unexpectedly enters her life‘. The film supported by Nordisk Film & TV Fond opened May 23 in Iceland.

Beta Cinema’s other Nordic film on its slate, Iram Haq’s Norwegian drama What Will People Say was sold to Palace Films for Australia/New Zealand.