A collection of reviews of films from off the beaten path; a travel guide for those who love the cinematic world and want more than the mainstream releases.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Ariela's brief take on ICE MOTHER (2017) which is one of her favorites at Tribeca 2017
Ice Mother is the story of Hana who lives alone and has weekly visits from her two sons and their families. Hana still helps a lot by doing a lot for them. One day Hana is watching her grandson, Ivanek, and he wanders off. She finds him and winds up meeting a group of ice swimmers. They swim and race in 3-5 degree water. She befriends them and in particular befriends a man named Brona, who has a best friend as a hen, and they begin a relationship with each other. Ivanek, who is picked on at school, also befriends the ice swimmers. The two of them now have a new group of friends.
The film is in Czech with English subtitles. The movie was really sweet. The scenery was beautiful. There were definitely moments of ridiculousness and a sex scene I could have done without, but overall I really enjoyed and recommend this film.