Heart of a Lion

Director: Xu Weichao/
Producer:Communication University of China / Beijing CNEX Production Co. Ltd. / Hainan Modeng Culture Media Co. Ltd. / Inhope Documentary / Shenzhen Tencent Computer Systems Co. Ltd.
Country / Region:China
Film Introduction
Leading towards a teenage life, a group of Uighur elementary students, being both the pride and the headache of their teachers, started their last soccer season. The story focused on a forward, a back, and a goalkeeper of this soccer team, portraying their ups on the field and downs in real life. Their initial success in school games and the city tournament boosted their ambition of a professional career. What awaited them in the all Xinjiang tournament, however, was a lesson that went beyond their imagination.
Film Creator
Independent Filmmaker, MFA in Documentary media, Northwestern University, XU has just finished his first feature documentary Heart of A Lion. His documentary shorts are also well received in the festival circuit and are screened and awarded at various international festivals. Recently, he is working on the production of his second feature The Vagrant Master.
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