House of Hummingbird

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A striking debut for writer-director Kim Bora, House of Hummingbird delicately captures a turning point in one young woman's life.

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In 1994 Seoul when the Seongsu Bridge collapses, 14-year-old Eunhee wanders the city and searches for love.

Cast & Crew

In-gi Jeong
Dad
Seung-Yun Lee
Mom
Bora Kim
Director
Bora Kim
Screenwriter
Bora Kim
Producer
Guk-hyun Kang
Cinematographer
Zoe Sua Cho
Film Editor
Matija Strnisa
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  • With an easy, lingering tempo and stunning frames shot through with light, this South Korean drama leaves the viewer with a sense of contemplative midsummer lassitude.

    August 13, 2020 | Full Review…
  • This slow-moving but exquisitely drawn character study and coming-of-age story, which has picked up several awards at film festivals around the world, takes its time getting where it's going, but the cumulative impact of the journey is powerful.

    July 16, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Sensitive and lived-in and strong in ways that a more forceful version of this story could never have been, Bora's debut sketches a portrait of a girl coming into her own strength.

    June 26, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • A thoughtful and engrossing take on a familiar theme that is boosted immeasurably by the contributions of writer/director Bora Kim and young lead actress Ji-hu Park.

    June 26, 2020 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • It's hard to put something like life onscreen, and harder still to make us care.

    June 25, 2020 | Full Review…
  • "House of Hummingbird" doesn't leave the most powerful emotional mark. Still, it lands on a poignant aftertaste through Kim's serene attentiveness to the rhythms and details of everyday life...

    May 1, 2019 | Full Review…

    Tomris Laffly

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