Rán dōng | The Breaking Ice | 2023


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.

  • Director

    Anthony Chen

  • Writer

    Anthony Chen

  • Cast

    Zhou Dongyu (Zhou Luona), Liu Haoran (Li Haofeng), Qu Chuxiao (Han Xiao)

  • Producer(s)

    Meng Xie, Anthony Chen

  • Editor(s)

    Hoping Chen, Soo Mun Thye

  • Music

    Kin Leonn

  • Language(s)

    Mandarin, Korean

  • Country(s)



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