IRON ROAD (2009)
- Run Time: 95 min.
- Rating: PG
- Director: David Wu
- Writer(s): Barry Pearson, Raymond Storey
- Star(s): Sun Li, Luke Macfarlane, Sam Neill, Peter O'Toole
A story of forbidden love set against the building of the Canadian railway in the 1880s, Iron Road tells the story of a Chinese woman (Li) who disguises herself as a man and persuades the son of a railroad tycoon (Macfarlane) to hire her onto the explosives crew. Soon, though, she finds herself falling in love with him, and as the physical terrain becomes more dangerous, so does the landscape of the heart.
Beautifully shot and featuring screen legend Peter O’Toole, Iron Road revisits an important and controversial time in Canadian history. Originally broadcast as a CBC miniseries, REEL CANADA brings you the feature version of this epic tale that spans two continents.
“For Chinese Canadians the new movie Iron Road rivals in significance what The Pianist means to Jews living with memories of persecution during World War II – both dramas give a face to those nameless and voiceless who perished.” — Nicholas Keung, The Toronto Star
About the Director
David Wu is a master editor who has worked with many legendary Hong Kong directors. His directorial credits include The Snow Queen with Bridget Fonda, Plaque City (DGC Best Director nomination), John Woo’s Once a Thief, Power Play and many other television series.