Directed by Kim Bo Ra
138 min | South Korea, USA | Korean with English subtitles
M18 (Some homosexual content)
House of Hummingbird is a touching coming-of-age drama centered on the quiet, unexceptional eighth-grader Eunhee. It is 1994 in Seoul. The South is in the grips of World Cup fever, while the North mourns its recently-deceased dictator. Euhee registers all of this only in passing. Drifting through her days, she feels like an outsider everywhere: at school, where she struggles to find meaning in the friendship of her peers, and at home, where family life consists of putting up with her parents’ constant quarreling and her brother’s bullying. Yet, through it all, nothing really moves her— that is, until she encounters her school’s new Chinese tutor and, with unexpected intensity, an unlikely friendship develops between them.
Best International Narrative Feature – Tribeca Film Festival 2019
Youth Jury Generation 14 Plus Grand Prix (Best Feature Film) – Berlin International Film Festival 2019
NETPAC Award (Best Korean Feature Film) & KNN Award (Audience Award) – Busan International Film Festival 2018
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