Documentary
2011, 35 mm, 89'
Chinese and Sichuan with English subtitles

Sales

Catherine Le Clef
Cat & Docs (world rights excluding Canada, US and Asia)
M +33 6 33 64 86 02
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Bob Moore
Eyesteelfilm (Canada, US, Asia)
M +1 514 937 4893
bob@eyesteelfilm.com

Media

David Magdael
M +1 213 399 1434
dmagdael@tcdm-associates.com

Screening Schedule

  • Sundance Film Festival 2012
    • 22.01 18:00 Yarrow Hotel Theatre (Park City)
    • 23.01 18:00 Broadway Centre Cinema 6 (Salt Lake City)
    • 24.01 18:30 Redstone Cinema 8 (Park City)
    • 26.01 09:00 Egyptian Theatre (Park City)
    • 27.01 09:00 Screening Room (Sundance Resort)
    • 27.01 12:15 Temple Theatre (Park City)
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World premiere

World Cinema Documentary Competition

China Heavyweight

Yung Chang

In central China, a master coach recruits poor rural teenagers and turns them into boxing champions.

Screenplay

Yung Chang

Production

  • Eyesteelfilm, Montréal
    Bob Moore, Peter Wintonick, Daniel Cross, Mila Aung-Thwin
  • Yuan Fang Media, China
    Yi Han, Qi Zhao, Lixin Fan

Principal Cast

Moxiang Qi, Zongli He, Yunfei Miao, Master Zhong Zhao, Xinchun Ye

Yung Chang

Emmy-nominated and Genie award-winning filmmaker Yung Chang is a Chinese Canadian filmmaker based in Montréal. His first feature documentary, Up The Yangtze, won several international awards including Best Documentary at the 2009 Golden Horse Film Festival and it was one of the top-grossing documentary box office releases in 2008.

Filmography

  • Up The Yangtze (2007)

    • 2009 Genie Awards (Best Documentary)
    • 2009 Golden Horse Film Festival, Taipei (Best Documentary)
    • 2009 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
    • 2009 San Francisco International Film Festival (Best Documentary)
  • Ali Shan (2009)

    • 2010 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Durham
    • 2009 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Toronto
    • 2010 Silverdocs Documentary Festival, Silver Spring
    • 2009 Vancouver International Film Festival