Ice Mother



2017, Czech Republic-Slovak Republic-France

106 min., col., language — Czech

Director and Scriptwriter Bohdan Sláma

DoP Diviš Marek

Art Director Jan Vlasák

Music Mardi, Petr Spálený

Editing Jan Daňhel

Cast Zuzana Kronerová, Pavel Nový, Daniel Vízek, Václav Neužil, Tatiana Vilhelmová, Marek Daniel, Petra Špalková

Producers Pavel Strnad, Petr Oukropec

Production Negativ s. r. o., Artileria, Why Not Productions, Česká televize, Barrandov studio, Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska

World Sales The Match Factory

Is there an age limit to changing your life? And once you decide to go ahead with it, will your nearest and dearest try to dissuade you? In Bohdan Sláma’s new tragicomedy a sixty-year-old widow finally manages to shake off the influence of her selfish sons in order to begin a new life with a hardy nonconformist. But any kind of change is going to cost something.

Jury Award for best screenplay, Tribeca IFF-2017


Director, scriptwriter. Born in 1967. Studied at the Czech Technical University (ČVUT) and completed his studies in feature film direction at Prague’s FAMU in 1997. His feature debut «The Wild Bees» (2001) won a Tiger Award at its premiere in Rotterdam and numerous awards at international film festivals. Representing the Czech Republic, the film competed for an Oscar nomination and the European Film Award. His second feature «Something Like Happiness» (2005) took away seven Czech Lions and Best Film at San Sebastián. The film has been sold to more than twenty territories worldwide. «Country Teacher» was premiered at Venice in 2008. Variety named Sláma one of «10 Directors to Watch» in 2009. Sundance Film Festival screened his latest feature «Four Suns» in competition in 2012. Bogdan Sláma heads the department of film direction at FAMU.