Asian Cinema • 11m
As a 12-year-old girl prepares for her final tryout for the traditionally all-boys Chinese youth Olympic weightlifting team, she makes an unlikely connection with the gym's reclusive groundskeeper.
After its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, Sports Illustrated said IRON HANDS was “chock-full of heart, courage and will, but it leaves viewers wanting one more thing: the theme from Rocky.”
DIRECTED BY JOHNSON CHENG
UNITED STATES, CHINA | 2017 | MANDARIN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
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