Dir. Quan Zhou, China, 2017, 102 min.Gu Xiaoyang is a young boy like so many others: infatuated with the game of soccer. His father is like many parents, too: insisting that his son focus on school work. During the 1998 World Cup, Gu strikes up a somewhat improbable friendship with a curmudgeonly old man, Grandpa Cheng, who agrees to act as his soccer coach. That summer, their relationship grows complicated as Gu deals with friction between his parents and Grandpa Cheng works through undisclosed pain from his past.
All films are screened in their original language with English subtitles. Presented by International Education and the Media Resource Center. Part of ChinaFest Film Weekend.