30.09. - 09.10.2021

Ice Mother Czech Republic 2017 | 105 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2017

Bohdan Sláma

BOHDAN SLÁMA (*1967) first studied mechanical engineering and then film direction at the FAMU in Prague. His debut feature The Wild Bees (2001) won several prizes at international festivals. Sláma is seen as one of the Czech Republic's most significant directors.

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Since Hana was widowed, she has lived alone in her big house on the edge of town. The days pass meaninglessly and her sons' weekly visits are the only ray of hope in her sad life as a pensioner – even though every meeting ends in a quarrel. Hana's life changes drastically, however, one cold winter's day when she saves ice swimmer Ivanek from drowning. Romance blossoms and a close relationship develops between the two pensioners and Hana discovers a new passion: ice swimming. Ice Mother is a heart-warming tragi-comedy about the pitfalls of growing old and at the same time the realisation that it's never too late to reset your compass.
Original title: Bába z ledu
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Czech
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Bohdan Sláma
Screenplay: Bohdan Sláma
Cast: Zuzana Kronerová, Pavel Nový, Daniel Vízek, Václav Neužil, Tatiana Vilhelmová, Marek Daniel, Petra Špalková, Alena Mihulová, Marie Ludvíková, Luboš Veselý
Producer: Pavel Strnad, Petr Oukropec
Director of Photography: Diviš Marek
Production Design: Jan Vlasák
Editor: Jan Daňhel
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: The Match Factory GmbH
Production: Negativ; Artileria; Why Not Productions
Contact: Sergi Steegmann, The Match Factory GmbH:


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