DIRECTOR: Tian Dong
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Christian Mario Löhr
SOUND: Echo Ho, Ralf Schipke
EDITOR: Tian Dong
CAST: Wang Zheng, Jia Huijing, Gong Ruolan, Shi Yanlu
PRODUCER: Academy of Media Arts Cologne
Ironhead is about a young football team which is gaining attention in China: the Shaolin Kung Fu Football Team. Their method of playing football combines the traditional ball sport with elements of the ancient Chinese martial art. While playing, they apply techniques like the Shaolin Iron Head or the Shaolin Tornado footwork, but they also adhere to the official FIFA rules of the game. Shi Yanlu is a Shaolin Kung Fu master and the founder of Kung Fu football. He believes that this new training method could help lead China’s up-and-coming players to international recognition.
10 May 17:30 • Vilmos Zsigmond Screen