Ice Mother

/ / 2018, Feature Films, Putnam Theatre

2017 | Czech Republic, France, Slovakia | 106 minutes
Director: Bohdan Sláma
Screenwriter: Bohdan Sláma
Producers: Pavel Strnad, Petr Oukropec
Cinematographer: Diviš Marek
Editor: Jan Danhel
Principal Cast: Zuzana Kronerová, Pavel Novy, Daniel Vizek, Václav Neužil, Tatiana Vilhelmová, Marek Daniel, Patra Špalková, Alena Mihulová, Marie Ludviková, and Luboš Vesely

After her husband’s death, 67-year-old Hana lives on alone in the family villa. Her two sons visit her with their families, but these visits frequently end in quarrels. Hana meets light-hearted Brona, a hardy fellow inured to winter swimming, who awakens her lust for life. Brona’s teammates absorb her into their swim team and as Hana learns to overcome her fear of icy water she gains a new sense of independence.