End of Summer



Hammer Theatre SJ Wed, Feb 28, 2018 1:30 PM
California Theatre, San Jose Tue, Mar 6, 2018 4:30 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Rating:Not Rated
Additional Info
Premiere Status:United States
Production Country:China
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Zhou Quan
Producer:Jacqueline W. Liu
Terence Chang
Liao Ching-Song
Yuyu Yang
Screenwriter:Yimei Huang
Music:Giong Lim
Cinematographer:Michael Solidum
Editor:Kong Jinlei
Cast:Zhang Songwen
Tan Zhuo
Ku Pao-Ming
Dong Qing
Rong Zishan


Soccer fosters an unlikely friendship.

Summer of 1998: The World Cup and soccer fever consume the globe. Xiaoyang, a fifth grader in China, revels in the frenzy. Soccer tryouts announced in school only get him more excited. But his soccer plans may be in jeopardy. Xiaoyang’s father is the academic director of his school, and he despises his son’s wasting time on sports rather than focusing on studies. Naturally, this causes a rift between them. Added to that, Xiaoyang senses his father’s intimacy with the new English teacher. Alienated, Xiaoyang finds companionship and solace in his old neighbor, another crazy soccer fan. Watch this beautiful friendship develop into something special and transformative as they help each other tide over strained relationships and reconnect with their families. – Shwetha VR

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