MUSIC&CINEMA
Festival International du Film d'Aubagne - March 18th to 23th 2019

CB - Benedikt Erlingsson & David Thor Jonsson - Woman at war


Screening of Woman at War 
Wednesday March 20⎪19:15 pm⎪Cinéma Le Pagnol

Benedikt Erlingsson and Davíd Thor Jonsson 
Benedikt Erlingsson - Director

Benedikt Erlingsson is an Icelandic director, author and actor. « Of Horses and Men », Erlingsson’s first feature film as a writer-director, received the New Directors prize at the 2013 San Sebastián Film Festival and went on to win over 20 international awards, including the 2014 Nordic Council Film Prize. Benedikt Erlingsson's second feature, « Woman at War », received the SACD Prize at the Critics’ week in Cannes 2018 and went on to win more than 25 international awards including The Nordic Council Film Prize 2018 and the LUX Prize.

Davíd Thor Jonsson - Composer

Pianist, musician and composer David Thor Jonsson is a wildly versatile and creative artist with a special passion for improvisation. He has performed in a number of ensembles as well as collaborating with many of Iceland’s foremost musicians, movie directors and artists - as instrumentalist, composer, conductor, arranger and producer. David has received numerous awards for his music, including both the Icelandic Music Prize and the Icelandic Theatre Prize as well as international awards for his original soundtrack for « Of Horses and Men».

David's performances, improvisation and composition meet effortlessly as a creation of musical ideas and sounds. He is driven by the general passion behind creation of things, in what way they are presented and passed on to people. Davíd composed the music of Benedikt Erlingsson's second feature, « Woman at War», which received the SACD Prize at the Critics’ week in Cannes 2018 and went on to win more than 25 international awards including The Nordic Council Film Prize 2018 and the LUX Prize.

WOMAN AT WAR

  • Réalisation / Direction: Benedikt Erlingsson
  • Islande, France, Ukraine