End of Summer
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    End of Summer

    Directed by

    China

    2017

    102 min

    • Mandarin

    Drama

    A timid fifth grader, an orthodox middle-aged teacher, and a grumpy old man experience their first awakening to true self during the 1998 World Cup in China.

    Awards

    • KNN Award - Busan IFF

    Credits

    Cast
    Songwen Zhang
    Zhuo Tan
    Pao-Ming Ku
    Zishan Rong
    Screenplay
    Yimei Huang
    Cinematography
    Michael Solidum
    Editing
    jinlei Kong
    Music
    Giong Lim
    Sales
    BE FOR FILMS
    Production
    EACH OTHER FILMS, INC.

    Press

    The film is obviously made with a lot of care, suggesting what the tyro helmer is capable of in future, preferably more commercial projects.

    Maggie Lee, Variety

    Hou Hsiao-hsien and Jia Zhangke’s preferred composer Lim Giong’s ethereal score wafts lightly throughout without overwhelming the drama. The resulting image is picturesque but also a bit precious.

    Maggie Lee, Variety

    Quan Zhou

    Quan Zhou

    China

    Loneliness was almost a defining emotion for my generation. So I wanted to explore what it would have been like to have this other, rather unlikely, kind of friend in END OF SUMMER.

    Zhou graduated from RMIT University with a Bachelor of Communication (Media) and the American Film Institute with a MFA in Directing. He is also an alumnus of Berlinale Talents and Golden Horse Film Academy. His short films have travelled to over 30 international film festivals including Montreal, Hawaii, Singapore and the prestigious Asian American film festivals such as New York, San Francisco and Toronto. His AFI thesis film WOMAN IN FRAGMENTS won the Air Canada Short Film Award at Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival and the Grand Prix at China Short Film Academy Awards. His RMIT thesis film WHEREABOUTS won a Platinum Remi Award at WorldFest – Houston International Film Festival.

    Selected Filmography