women’s event


Sunday 7 October from 18.30


Ice MotherA special event featuring the screening of the film Ice Mother by Bohdan Sláma followed by a debate entitled “Women and ageing in contemporary society”, in the presence of two experts on the subject.

Ice Mother is a bittersweet story of a 67-year-old grandmother, who experiences a series of life-changing events, which liberate her and put her in the centre of her life again. A late-in-life romance changes her relationship with her selfish sons and her belief in the checklist she imposed on her life.

The screening will be followed by a debate on the topic: women and ageing in contemporary society. During the debate, we will discuss whether modern societies value the potential of women over 50 years old, now the largest demographic group in the world. A greater understanding of the potential for our life’s third act could provoke a shift in culture and mind-sets and serve as an example to younger generations, which they could reflect on when considering their own lives and values.

Moderated by Martyna Adamska


Dr. Elke Murdock

Dr. Elke Murdock is a researcher at the Integrative Research Unit on Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) at the University of Luxembourg. A cross-cultural psychologist by training, she has lived, studied and worked in Germany, Scotland, the USA, England and now Luxembourg. Most of her working life was spent in the Financial Services Industry until she decided to become a full-time PhD student in her mid-forties and was awarded her PhD at the age of 50. Her research interest focuses on identity construal processes in multicultural contexts. Her book “Multiculturalism, Identity and Difference. Experiences of Culture Contact” was published in 2016.

Iulia Nastase Popescu

Iulia Nastase Popescu is a Romanian Clinical and Educational Psychologist. She is specialized in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Psycho-Educational Evaluation & Assessment and works with children, adolescents and adults. She also volunteers for the Luxembourgish Red Cross.