IRON HANDS (铁手)

Director | Writer | Editor

A 12-year-old girl tries to make the Chinese youth Olympic weightlifting team and gets help from an unlikely source. The film’s chock-full of heart, courage and will, but it leaves viewers wanting one more thing: the theme from Rocky.
— Sports Illustrated (Short Circuit: Best of Tribeca)
We’ve chosen to award this beautifully edited film for its economy and precision. This filmmaker manages, in just ten minutes and with only a handful of spoken lines, to create a film that we found surprising and emotional, balancing wistfulness for one character’s past with hope for another’s future.
— Palm Springs International Short Film Festival | Jury Statement
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WINNER: Best Student Live Action Short Film (Under 15 Minutes) | Palm Springs International Short Film Festival