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FREE Movie Night - Ice Mother

  • Czech Center Museum Houston 4920 San Jacinto Street Houston, TX, 77004 United States (map)

July 13th, 2018 (Friday), 7:00PM

Free Movie Night

Ice Mother (2017)

Ice Mother (2017)

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One of the Czech Republic’s best directors is Bohdan Sláma, whose latest film, “Ice Mother/Bába z ledu” is now released in the U.S. The story, written by Sláma, is wry and telling of how age can make us invisible to others unless we make ourselves visible.

Hana (Zuzana Kronerová) is 67, a widow, in retirement with two grown sons who act very young in all the worst ways. Of the two, Ivan (Václav Neužil), in his late 20s perhaps, is the handsomest, but is married to a dreadful snob of a wife, Kateřina (Tatiana Vilhelmová) who is constantly sniffing at Hanna, not sure if their pre-teen son, Ivánek (Daniel Víze), should be with his grandmother. Petr (Marek Daniel), slightly older than his brother and more worn-looking, also ignores his mother, unless he’s stuffing his face at the family Sunday dinner.

But Hana’s life takes an upward swing when she chances upon a group of ice-water swimmers, in which one of them, Broňa, who is close to death from hypothermia, is saved by her and a romance ensues, invigorating her inner life. The two sons and their families are horrified at this intrusion into their ritual, but Broňa (and his flock of chickens he shares his caravan with) makes sure Hana is able to choose her own future away from the cramping non-visions of her selfish sons.
(Do you wish to enjoy a moving Czech movie? Then come to the CCMH, we have the English subtitles!)

Admission : Free