Ice Mother

CZECH R | 2017 | 106 min |


Is it possible to break out of one’s routine and head into a new direction late in life? Sixty-year-old Hana is unexpectedly given the impulse to do just that when she meets her contemporary Broňa.

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He encourages her to take up physical conditioning, especially swimming. Hana’s grown-up sons have been brazenly abusing her generosity for years. They feel that their mother’s new friend could jeopardize their power position.

The prospect of a new romance with a hardy nonconformist, who arrives at a family lunch with a hen friend called Adele, finally goads Hana into changing the established order. In his new tragicomedy, director Bohdan Sláma continues to examine familiar themes – broken family relationships, the quest for love and happiness, and the characters’ ability to transform their lives. Ice Mother received a best screenplay award at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

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Director: Bohdan Sláma
Cast: Zuzana Krónerová, Pavel Nový, Tatiana Wilhelmová


DETAILS

Czech That Film is the sixth edition of the annual Czech film festival held throughout the United States and Canada.

With a range of screenings and discussion with cast and crew, this festival showcases the best and most recent Czech films. The four-month-long festival keeps growing every year and it is the largest Czech cultural event in North America.


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General Admission: $14
Bronze Members, Seniors, and Students: $11
Silver Members: $10
Gold Members: FREE

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