Ice Mother

In this Czech drama, a 67-year-old widow (Zuzana Kronerová) finds love, friendship, and a renewed sense of purpose after joining a winter swimming club for seniors. Director Bohdan Sláma refuses to infantilize or condescend to his elderly characters: the protagonist is a complex, independent spirit, and her love interest (Pavel Nový), a homeless septuagenarian who sleeps on the swimming group’s bus, defies the lusty geezer stereotype with his confidence and enigmatic sex appeal. Unfortunately the middle-aged people often seem like caricatures, particularly the woman’s two vile sons; one is a mooch, the other a snob. In Czech with subtitles.