Ice Mother

2017 | Czech Republic, France, Slovakia | NR | 106 min.


State Theatre Wed, Jul 26, 2017 12:00 PM
Milliken at the Dennos Museum Sun, Jul 30, 2017 6:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Foreign Fiction
Original Title:Babá z ledu
Release Year:2017
Runtime:106 min.
Production Country:Czech Republic
Original Language:Czech
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Bohdan Sláma
Produced by:Petr Oukropec
Pavel Strnad
Screenwriter:Bohdan Sláma
Cinematography:Diviš Marek
Editing By:Jan Danhel


It’s never too late to find your passion—that’s the message of this charming, down-to-earth romance that’s sure to be a favorite at this year’s festival. Hana is an unappreciated widow who lives in solitude, save for the days when her two selfish sons and their families come to eat her meals. And when she takes care of her otherwise neglected grandson. And when she does the cooking and cleaning for her son’s family. Catering to their every whim—and often being pitted in the middle of their marital arguments—Hana silently takes their abuse. That is, until the day she stumbles upon Brona, an ice swimmer in need of rescue, in more senses than one. Hana soon finds herself plunged both into the world of ice swimming as well as a new romance that gives her a sudden desire for independence. With enchanting performances by the two leads actors and the lead chicken, this story about embracing life and the complications of family will warm and delight even the iciest of hearts.

Sierra Cassidy (Wed)
Peggy Lee (Sun)

Karen Baja (Wed)
Margaret Zverinova & Jim Steffen (Wed)
The Barbus Family (Sun)