House of Hummingbird (Beolsae) Reviews

March 2, 2020
This is a beautifully raw, queer, and partially autobiographical coming-of-age story by director Kim Bora.
August 9, 2019
Altogether this is a powerfully constructed and slickly developed debut feature, and marks Kim Bora as a director with a world of potential.
August 6, 2019
Bora certainly knows the nuances of her subject inwards and out and makes sure that we know there is no hero or villain, simply a family trying to find its way around each other.
July 29, 2019
Bora Kim's debut film is one of the most exciting discoveries of this year's Fantasia International Film Festival, a tender and moving coming of age drama above reproach
July 25, 2019
A deft and affecting coming-of-age drama
May 17, 2019
House of Hummingbird digs deep beneath the shine and luster of the rapidly industrializing Seoul of the '90s and instead focuses on the cracks that were beginning to form under the surface.
May 8, 2019
Kim's film is a compassionate piece on interpersonal connection that'll touch your heart when it's at its most vulnerable.
May 6, 2019
It is quite the depressing film, but it shows us that we as humans are masters of endurance.
May 1, 2019
"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...
April 28, 2019
Kim Bo-ra-I creates a rather thorough portrait of a teenage girl, whose life seems to be dictated by the actions of those around her and by events she has no control upon.
February 19, 2019
House of Hummingbird is a tactile film, preoccupied by textures - of fabric, greenery, concrete, exhaustion.
October 11, 2018
A warm, complex and hopeful slice of teen life.