Breaking the Ice
A film by Clara Stern
A 2022, 102 min.
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.
NGF - Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH
With support of:
FISA - Filmstandort Austria
Award for the Best Director in Austria, Filmfestival Kitzbühel (2022)
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