House of Hummingbird

House of Hummingbird

A FILM BY: Bora Kim
WRITTEN BY: Bora Kim
STARRING: Ji-hu Park, Sae-byuk Kim, Seung-yeon Lee, In-gi Jeong

HOUSE OF HUMMINGBIRD is a critically-acclaimed coming-of-age drama directed by Bora Kim and set in South Korea. Positioned against the backdrop of a rapidly expanding Seoul in 1994, a lonely 14-year-old Eun-hee moves through life like a hummingbird searching for a taste of sweetness wherever she may find it. Deprived of attention from her family, she roams the neighborhood with her best friend, attempts romantic relationships with both girls and boys alike and is sent to the hospital with an unclear diagnosis. When new teacher Young-ji arrives, she becomes the first adult Eun-hee feels really understands her.

The film was awarded Best International Narrative Feature at Tribeca Film Festival 2019 by a panel that included renowned actress Angela Bassett, along with two two other awards. In addition, the movie earned Grand Prix for Best Feature Film (Generation 14+ category) at Berlinale and the Audience Award at The Busan International Film Festival.

In Korean with English subtitles

“A warm, complex, and hopeful slice of teen life.” -- The Hollywood Reporter

"A sublime coming-of-age movie that lingers on the mind and heart." -- SlashFilm 

Technical Information

Production Year: 2020
Country of Origin: South Korea
Language: Korean
Run Time: 138 mins
Format: Digital