Top 200 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2023: #191. Anthony Chen’s The Breaking Ice
The Breaking Ice
His Camera d’Or winning Ilo Ilo (2013) and TIFF Platform section preemed Wet Season (2019) followed by his contribution with the Cannes preemed The Year of the Everlasting Storm have essentially turbo-boosted Anthony Chen‘s workload in 2022 which means….a hearty 2023 is upon us. With Drift set to premiere at Sundance (also featured in our list), the Singaporean filmmaker also has first Mainland Chinese production The Breaking Ice to be unveiled this year. Production took place North of China in Yanji last February with players Zhou Dongyu, Liu Haoran and Qu Chuxiao. Canopy Pictures’ Meng Xie and Chen produced the film.
Gist: Written and directed by Chen, the film follows the blossoming relationship among three young adults in their twenties, set over a short few days in the winter snow.
Release Date/Prediction: Berlinale is a possibility, but this will be tied to the Chinese theatrical release and so Toronto in the third quarter is also possible.