Magazine article Variety

Helmer Returns to Slot Machine

Magazine article Variety

Helmer Returns to Slot Machine

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ICELANDIC FILMMAKER BENEDIKT Erlingsson, whose sophomore outing "Woman at War" is world premiering at Cannes' Critics' Week, is set to reteam with French producers Marianne Slot and Carine Leblanc on an untitled feature driven by women.

The film will take place during three different time periods, the antiquity, the '70s and 2077, and follow women involved in battles over gender equality in show business. Slot and Leblanc are producing via Paris based Slot Machine.

Erlingsson said it will be his most ambitious and expensive project to date. Slot, who is part of We Do it Together, said, "gender equality has always been an issue in show business, even during the antiquity."

Erlingsson's latest film, "Woman at War," is one of the most feminist movies hitting Cannes this year. The movie is a female-powered action comedy about Halla (Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir), a middle-age woman who embarks on an environmental mission to protect the highlands of Iceland while struggling to fulfill her desire to become a mother. …

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