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INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE COMPETITION

HOUSE OF HUMMINGBIRD

Directed by Bora Kim
FEATURE NARRATIVE 138 Minutes North American Premiere
FILM GUIDE HOUSE OF HUMMINGBIRD
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2:30 PM - SAT 4/27
7:00 PM - THU 5/2
Set in 1994 in Seoul, House Of Hummingbird is a touching coming-of-age drama centered around the quiet, unexceptional eighth-grader Eunhee (Ji-hu Park). Struggling to make passing grades and subject to non-stop screaming at home, she spends her time finding meaning in the love and friendships of her peers, in shoplifting, and in karaoke bars. It’s in her cram school professor (Sae-byeok Kim), however, that Eunheen finds the answers that she seeks, as the two form an unlikely friendship.

In her feature debut, Bora Kim puts Korean culture and mores on display, gently criticizing the reduced role where women are pressured to exist. The film’s measured pace allows it to examine the many moments between despair, contrasting the joy of adolescence with its miseries. Bora Kim presents an honest and poignant take on youth, filled with warm cinematography from Gook-hyun and introduces a powerhouse performance from the young Ji-hu Park. An assured debut, House of Hummingbird cements Kim’s place as an upcoming auteur to follow.

—Joe Yanick
Drama, LGBTQIA
About the Director(s)
Bora Kim is a Korean filmmaker with an MFA in film directing from Columbia. Her debut feature, House of Hummingbird, won the Grand Prix for Best Feature Film at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival Generation 14plus, and won NETPAC and Audience awards at the 23rd Busan International Film Festival.

Film Info
  • Section:
    International Narrative Competition
  • Year:
    2018
  • Length:
    138 minutes
  • Language:
    Korean
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    North American
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Bora Kim
  • Producer:
    Zoe Sua Cho, Bora Kim
  • Screenwriter:
    Bora Kim
  • Cinematographer:
    Gookhyun Kang
  • Editor:
    Zoe Sua Cho
  • Composer:
    Matija Strniša
  • Cast:
    Jihu Park, Saebyuk Kim, Seungyeon Lee, Ingi Jeong

Contacts
  • Press Contact
    Kathleen McInnis
    See-Through Films
    LA, CA 90004
    Phone: 310 733 9805
    kickgm@gmail.com
  • International Sales Contact
    Whitney Kim
    Contents Panda
    Seoul, 06044
    Phone: 23 490 9336
    nhkim@its-new.co.kr
  • Print Source
    Whitney Kim
    Contents Panda
    Seoul, 06044
    Phone: 23 490 9336
    nhkim@its-new.co.kr

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