A twelve-year old girl tries out for the traditionally all-boys Chinese youth Olympic weightlifting team. As she prepares for her final test, she makes an unlikely connection with the weightlifting gym’s reclusive groundskeeper.

Iron hands / Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2018 (SSFF & ASIA 2018)

An heartwarming short film about a young girl who wants to join the youth Olimpic team, composed only of boys. The film is capable of transmitting emotions in few minutes. With no need of many dialogues, it conveys the hope, the strenght and a peculiar relationship between two apparently distant characters.

Director: Johnson Cheng
Country: China, United States
Year: 2017
Running time: 11′