Europe, open up

Ice Mother

Baba z ledu

Film info

  • Country:Češka
  • Director:Bohdan Sláma
  • Year:2017
  • Duration:106'
  • Actors:Zuzana Krónerová, Pavel Nový, Daniel Vízek

Storyline

Hana lives alone in a big villa with only weekly visits from her two belligerent sons and their families to look forward to. Complete with nagging and passive aggressive arguments between her children, these weekly dinners are a family tradition no one dares change. So Hana continues to live alone and selflessly care for her family until one day, while on a stroll with her grandson, Ivanek, she happens to rescue Brona, an affable ice swimmer with a hen for a best friend, from drowning. This encounter invigorates Hana and introduces her to a new hobby as well as unexpected romance. As they struggle to assert themselves, Hana and Ivanek get the chance to truly bond with one another and with the people around them with the help of the warmth they encounter from Brona’s group of ice swimmers.

Born in 1967 in Opava, Czech Republic, Bohdan Sláma studied film directing at the Prague Film School, FAMU. His debut feature, Wild Bees, won a Tiger Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival in 2002. His follow-up feature, Something Like Happiness, premiered at the San Sebastian Film Festival. Country Teacher, screened in Venice in 2008.

Screening schedule

  • 23.08.2017.

    Danubian sand island

    17:00h
  • 23.08.2017.

    City Cinema Beli Manastir

    20:30h

Tickets for screenings at Cinestar Vukovar, Danubian Sand Island, Borovo Cinema, Valpovo culture center, Centar znanja Vinkovci, Vucedol museum are free. For screenings at locations - Terrace of Agency for Waterways and Castle Eltz Park admission is 15 HRK. Tickets.

Festival hosts
  • Discovery
  • Grad Vukovar
  • Hrvatski dom Vukovar
Srebrni sponzor
  • Pevec
Partners
  • Grad Zagreb
  • Hrvatska turistička zajednica
  • Hrvatski audiovizualni centar
  • Ministarstvo kulture
  • Vukovarsko-srijemska županija
  • TZ Vukovar
Sponsors
  • American Express
  • AutoWill
  • Badel Pelinkovac
  • Borovo
  • Elatus
  • Filmofeel
  • Hrvatska banka za obnovu i razvitak
  • Iločki podrumi
  • Startas
  • Alatir
  • PPD
  • Bobi

We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site. You can find out more or switch them off if you prefer. However, by continuing to use the site without changing settings, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Read more »