A new teammate becomes a rival on the ice and for the heart of a young ice hockey player.

Mira (Alina Schaller) is a young woman who uses sport as an escape from her demanding family life.  By day she works on her family’s vineyard, made increasingly more difficult by her grandfather’s dementia and by night Mira is the captain of her local ice hockey team. This delicate balance is thrown into disarray by two new arrivals, one at the vineyard, and the other a talented rival on the ice… and, it turns out, a possible rival for her heart.

Deftly mixing family drama, romance, gender identity and sports drama, and benefiting from some exhilarating music driven scenes, this entertaining character study marks a powerful feature film debut for writer / director Clara Stern.

“Showcases a quietly powerful performance from Schaller and announces Stern as a filmmaker to watch”

– The Playlist

  Fri 22nd Sept – 6.20pm
  105 mins
Country: Austria / Germany.
Language: German w/subs
Year: 2022
Genre: Drama / Romance / Sport
Recommended: 15+

Director: Clara Stern.

Cast: Alina Schaller, Judith Altenberger, Tobias Resch


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