Bába z Ledu
Czech Republic, Slovakia, France
Selfless, Hana takes care of the little Ivánek, who is not really cherishing his grandma’s help. She also supports her other son with money everytime he asks for it – and he asks a lot. A warmhearted yet modest person, Hana continues to live alone in the old family house without changing a thing ever since her husband died a few years ago. She might need a helping hand but both her sons are too busy and too selfish to see it.
One day, while Hana is looking for Ivánek who sneaked out, she finds a man, Broňa, floating at the riverside, unable to move. She jumps in and helps him to get out of the icy water. Hana gets to know his elderly friends and suddenly she is included in a new social circle. Even little Ivánek is interested in the funny quirky group of ice swimmers.
Light-hearted Broňa, who lives in an old camper bus near the river, inspires Hana’s lust for life. They become lovers, but when she introduces him to her sons, the whole family is shocked. In a series of events and dark secrets, Hana has to stand up and start changing her life.
2017 ICE MOTHER (Bába z ledu)
2012 FOUR SUNS (Čtyři Slunce)
2008 COUNTRY TEACHER (Venkovský Učitel)
2005 SOMETHING LIKE Happiness (Štěstí)
2001 WILD BEES (Divoké Včely)
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Bohdan Sláma
Written by: Bohdan Sláma
Produced by: Pavel Strnad, Petr Oukropec
Cinematography: Diviš Marek
Editing: Jan Danhel
Production Design: Jan Vlasák
Costume Design: Zuzana Krejzková
Make-Up & Hair: Zdenek Klika
Sound Design: Michal Holubec, Marek Poledna
Cast: Zuzana Kronerová (Hana), Pavel Nový (Broňa), Daniel Vízek (Ivánek), Václav Neužil (Ivan), Tatiana Vilhelmova (Kateřina), Marek Daniel (Petr), Petra Špalková (Věra)
Nominations and Awards
- Feature Film Selection 2017