Czech That Film: Ice Mother
April 21 only
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. 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 the best screenplay award at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Czech candidate for the 2018 Academy Awards.
Director: Bohdan Sláma. Cast: Zuzana Krónerová, Pavel Nový, Daniel Vízek, Václav Neužil ml., Tatiana Vilhelmová, Petra Špalková. 2017. 106 minutes.
Presented as part of the 7th annual Czech That Film festival, showcasing the best of Czech Cinema!
NOTE FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME. Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.
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