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  • Jennifer Green

Review: "The Breaking Ice"

This lovely story of friendship and a search for identity and meaning is Singapore’s nominee to the International Feature Film Oscar. That is where director Anthony Chen is originally from, but he filmed The Breaking Ice (Ran Dong) in northern China near the Korean border. The borderland setting plays a metaphorical role for its three lead characters, young people all feeling adrift and unsatisfied in a city not their own. And the frigid temperatures of the snowy location adds to the film’s bluish mood, an iciness the trio only just start to melt before the movie ends.

 

Full review at AWFJ.org

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