Breaking the Ice

A film by Clara Stern
A 2022, 102 min.
Fertiggestellt

Synopsis

 
Mira lives for the sport of ice hockey and leads her team as captain with a strong determination. It's a challenge to reconcile this with her role in the family vineyard: with her mother and her adventurous but increasingly demented grandfather, she runs the farm - with all its responsibilities.

The new player Theresa completely unsettles her with her nonchalance and openness. And when Mira's missing brother Paul also turns up and all three get lost in late-night Vienna, Mira discovers the freedom it means to break rules, to reinvent herself - and that you can only love if you let go.
 

Credits

 
with:
Alina Schaller
Judith Altenberger
Tobias Resch
Pia Hierzegger
Wolfgang Böck

Director, Script:
Clara Stern

Cinematography:
Johannes Hoss
 
Sound:
Nora Czamler
 
Set Design:
Christine Dosch
Julia Oberndorfinger
 
Costume Design:
Carola Pizzini
 
Makeup Design:
Regina Breitfellner

Dramaturgical advice:
Wolfgang Widerhofer
 
Editing:
Matthias Writze

Casting:
Lisa Oláh

Music:
Benedikt Palier
 
Sound Design:
Lenja Gathmann
 
Sound Mixing:
Alexander Koller
 
Grading:
Bernhard Schlick

Production Management:
Gerhard Hannak 

Executive Producer:
Michael Kitzberger

Producers:
Michael Kitzberger
Wolfgang Widerhofer
Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Markus Glaser

Production: 
NGF - Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH 
 

With support of:

Österreichisches Filminstitut
Filmfonds Wien
ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen
FISA - Filmstandort Austria
Land Niederösterreich

 

 


Awards

Award for the Best Director in Austria, Filmfestival Kitzbühel (2022)

Dates

25.11.2022

Festivals

Tribeca Festival, New York, 2022
Outfest LGBTQ+ Film Festival, Los Angeles, 2022
Festheart LGBT+ Film Festival, Estonia, 2022
Outshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival, Fort Lauderdale, 2022
ImageOut LGBTQ+ Film Festival, Rochester, 2022
Damn These Heels Film Festival, Salt Lake City, 2022
TLVFest, Tel Aviv, 2022
Mezipatra Queer Film Festival, Prague & Brno, 2022
Seoul International Pride Film Festival, 2022
Pink Panorama Film Festival Luzern, 2022
Melbourne Queer Film Festival, 2022
Image+Nation Culture Queer Film Festival, Montréal, 2022
Slovak Queer Film Festival, 2022
a.o.


Production