Ice Mother

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    Ice Mother

    Bába z Ledu

    Directed by

    Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, France

    2017

    106 min

    • Czech

    Drama

    After her husband's death, Hana lives on alone in the family villa. Her two sons visit her with their families, but these visits frequently end in quarrels. When Hana meets Brona, a hardy fellow, inured to winter swimming, a new world opens before her. Brona's team-mates absorb her into their team and Hana gradually learns to overcome her fear of icy water. Her relation with Brona grows into love.

    Awards

    • Best Screenplay - Tribeca FF
    • Czech submission for the Academy Awards
    • Best Film - Czech Lion Awards
    • Best director (Bohdan Sláma) - Czech Lion Awards
    • Best screenplay (Bohdan Sláma) - Czech Lion Awards
    • Best actress in a leading role (Zuzana Krónerová) - Czech Lion Awards
    • Best actor in a leading role (Pavel Nový) - Czech Lion Awards
    • Best actress in a supporting role (Petra Špalková) - Czech Lion Awards
    • FIPRESCI Award - goEast

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Zuzana Kronerová
    Pavel Nový
    Cinematography
    Dan Marek
    Sales
    THE MATCH FACTORY
    Production
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    Production
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    Bohdan  Sláma

    Bohdan Sláma

    Czech Republic

    Bohdan Sláma is among the highest-regarded Czech directors today. He holds a directing degree from Prague’s FAMU. His feature debut, WILD BEES (DIVOKÉ VCELY), won the 2002 VPRO Tiger Award for best film at Rotterdam and the SKYY Prize at San Francisco. Sláma's SOMETHING LIKE HAPPINESS (STESTÍ) won the 2005 Golden Shell at San Sebastián and the Czech Lion for best director. THE COUNTRY TEACHER (VENKOVSKÝ UCITEL) screened at Venice in 2008. Variety named him one of "10 Directors to Watch" in 2009. Sundance Film Festival welcomes Sláma with FOUR SUNS (ČTYRI SLUNCE).

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