Canopy Pictures’ The Breaking Ice is set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, and it is directed by Anthony Chen, who won the Camera d’Or at Cannes in 2013 with his debut feature Ilo Ilo.
The film is set in Yanji, a province in North China, and follows the blossoming relationship among three young adults in their twenties over a short few days of heavy winter snowfall, per Deadline.
Beijing-based sales agent Rediance is handling worldwide sales for Anthony Chen’s The Breaking Ice, Huace Pictures is managing distribution in the Chinese mainland, and Nour Films is handling distribution in France.
You can watch the first clip from The Breaking Ice, courtesy of Manori Ravindran from Variety below:
The synopsis of the movie reads:
“In cold wintry Yanji, a city on China’s northern border, young urbanite Haofeng, visiting from Shanghai, feels lost and adrift. By chance, he goes on a tour led by Nana, a charming tour guide who instantly fascinates him. She introduces him to Xiao, a personable but frustrated restaurant worker. The three bond quickly over a drunken weekend. Confronting their individual traumas, their frozen desires slowly thaw as they seek to liberate themselves from an icy world.”
You can view the first official poster for the movie below:
The Breaking Ice premieres in the Salle Claude Debussy on May 20 at the Cannes Film Festival.