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When troublemaker Xiaopang is caught lying on his latest homework assignment,
his teacher punishes him by ordering him to complete ten good deeds during the summer holidays.
Xiaopang is always getting into trouble both at home and at
school, where he regularly earns the lowest marks in his class.
When he is caught lying on his latest homework assignment,
his teacher punishes him by ordering him to complete ten good
deeds during the summer holidays and writing them down in
his diary. As if this isn’t bad enough, the teacher appoints a girl
in Xiaopang’s class, his arch-nemesis Xiaohu, to supervise him.
Forced to spend their summer together, Xiaopang and Xiaohu
eventually learn more about each other and come to value their
differences. As Xiaopang’s well-intentioned efforts to complete his
good deeds go hilariously wrong, will Xiaohu be able to teach him
the valuable lesson that it’s not always what you do, but how you
do it? Charming and laugh-out-loud funny, The Diary of Summer
highlights the value of teamwork and reminds us of the importance
of being kind to one another.
Themes: school, making choices, friendship
Content Advisory: limited strong language, verbal threats, discussion of death and divorce, loss of parent, disciplinary violence (slapping) by parent
- Chen Jing
- Chen Jing earned her postgraduate degree in directing from the Beijing Film Academy. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature and worked taught middle-school English for seven years. She has made nine short films for children. The Diary of Summer (10) is her debut feature.