BÁBA Z LEDU ICE MOTHER

Ice swimmer Broňa lives with his twelve hens in a decommissioned omnibus. Hana is widowed and lives alone in an old villa on the edge of the city. When Hana’s grandson Ivanek runs off one afternoon while grocery shopping, she runs into the grumpy loner Broňa and the two fall head over heels in love. Up until this moment Hana’s life has unfolded in sad monotony; weekend visits from her two sons with their families were the sole highlights. Alas, even those regularly ended in conflict, as brothers Petr and Ivan have long since grown apart and Hana still plays the role of the doting mother who puts everyone else’s needs before her own. But now ice swimming and Broňa rouse Hana out of her lethargy and fill her with a new sense of optimism.
In Bohdan Sláma’s sensitive portrait of love at a ripe age, Zuzana Kronerová (as Hana) and Pavel Nový (as Broňa) both deliver convincing performances. In beautiful and intense scenes, Sláma tells the story of two individuals who refuse to be consigned to the scrapheap – even if it means braving awkward sex or that purifying solo dip in an ice-cold river.

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Director
Bohdan Sláma
Born in 1967 in Opava, Czech Republic, Sláma studied film directing at Prague Film Academy FAMU. His debut feature WILD BEES won a Tiger Award at its premiere in Rotterdam. His second feature SOMETHING LIKE HAPPINESS premiered in 2005 at San Sebastian, winning the Best Film and the Best Actress Award. His last film FOUR SUNS was shown at goEast in the Competition section in 2012.
2001 // DIVOKÉ VČELY / WILD BEES2005 // ŠTĚSTÍ / SOMETHING LIKE HAPPINESS2008 // VENKOVSKÝ UCITEL / COUNTRY TEACHER2012 // ČTYŘI SLUNCE / FOUR SUNS2017 // BÁBA Z LEDU / ICE MOTHER
Trailer
präsentiert von:

Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, France 2017
105 min, DCP, colour


Czech
OV with English Subs

Director

Bohdan Sláma

Screenplay

Bohdan Sláma

Camera

Diviš Marek

Editor

Jan Daňhel

Sound

Michal Holubec
Marek Poledna

Cast

Zuzana Kronerová
Pavel Nový
Daniel Vízek
Václav Neužil
TatianaVilhelmová

Producer(s)

Pavel Strnad
Petr Oukropec

Production

Negativ Film Productions
Artileria
Why Not Productions

Co-Production

Radio and Television of Slovakia
Barrandov Studio Prag
i/o post
Czech Television

Sales

The Match Factory

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