Runtime: 102 minutes
Language: In German with English subtitles
Director: Clara Stern
Country: Austria, 2022
Genre: Female Director, Fiction, Lesbian, Romance, Sports
Mira is defined by stress, understandable since the family business is barely staying afloat, her grandfather’s dementia is getting worse, and her brother Paul is missing. Mira’s sole outlet for all this anxiety is serving as the captain of a women’s ice hockey team, a task she approaches with her usual sense of upright obligation. Enter new teammate Theresa whose spontaneous nature both rattles and intrigues the uptight Mira. Then Paul returns and the trio embarks on a life-changing trip to Vienna, where Mira will learn to let go, and maybe even fall in love. Breaking The Ice, explores what happens when someone with a very rigid approach to life meets their freewheeling opposite.