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Tribeca Film Review: ‘Ice Mother’

20 April 2017 2:26 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When a selfless widow finds late-in-life romance in “Ice Mother,” it changes her relationship with her selfish sons and her belief in the checklist she imposes on her life. The Czech Republic’s leading humanist helmer-writer Bohdan Sláma, the auteur behind “Something Like Happiness” and “Country Teacher,” crafts plum roles for a pair of beloved older stars —Slovak Zuzana Kronerová and Czech Pavel Nový — in his latest bittersweet dramedy. The film opened domestically in February and is still in cinemas, having scored more than 60,000 admissions. Offshore, it should appeal to the underserved 60+ audience segment looking for quality arthouse films about age-appropriate issues.

Hana (Kronerová, “Pupendo,” “Wild Bees”) is a 67-year-old widow who unstintingly carries on as if her husband were still alive. Remaining in the oppressive, coal-fire heated family home, she prepares an elaborate Sunday dinner each week for her two adult sons and their families, even though every get-together »

- Alissa Simon

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