奇蹟的夏天My Football Summer
2006 /35mm /color /102mins /documentary
It’s all about the goal in the most popular game in the world. The dream for a football team formed by a group of aboriginal youngsters is to win the national football championship. After three years of training, they finally make it to the semi-finals.
Through the feature documentary MY FOOTBALL SUMMER, we discover the true stories behind these passionate young football players.
The serene mountainside of Taiwan in Hualien County is where this team trains hard everyday in a grassy field nearby the Pacific coastline in order to achieve their ultimate goal. As young ninth graders at Mei-Lun Junior High School, football is their best friend and the football field is their heaven. Since the first day they started school, all 17 members of the football team members have lived and breathed as a team. They lived under the same roof; took the exact same classes, ate meals, showered, and of course, trained together. They celebrate each victory together as well as carried each other when someone got injured. They are closer than classmates, more like brothers. They live the game even in their dreams, as some of them sleep-talk about moves and “dream-kicking” in the middle of the night. Their football coach is the most influential person in their life, not only because he trained them how to play football, but also because he is their mentor giving them guidance in everyday life.
Three years of training all comes down to the most important game in their athletic life. How will they play against the opposite team and will they win this last game?