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Jul 062020
 

“A WARM, COMPLEX AND HOPEFUL SLICE OF TEEN LIFE.” ~ Elizabeth Kerr, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“A sublime coming-of-age movie that lingers on the mind and heart.” ~ Hoai-Tran Bui, /FILM

“… a painfully honest exploration of queer adolescence that feels a little like a feminist neo-realist film.” ~ Andrew Bundy, THE PLAYLIST

 

HOUSE OF HUMMINGBIRD

 

The Critically Acclaimed, Coming-of-Age Drama from Award-Winning Director Bora Kim

Debuts on Digital & Blu-ray August 4

Positioned against the backdrop of a rapidly expanding Seoul in 1994, a lonely 14-year-old girl moves through life like a hummingbird searching for a taste of sweetness wherever she may find it in the critically-acclaimed coming-of-age story HOUSE OF HUMMINGBIRD, debuting on Digital and Blu-ray August 4 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Deprived of attention from her family, the girl 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 a new teacher arrives, she becomes the first adult the young girl feels really understands her. Bora Kim makes her feature film directing debut, displaying “a world of potential” (FictionMachine). HOUSE OF HUMMINGBIRD stars Ji-hu Park (The Witness), Sae-byuk Kim (The Day After), Seung-Yeon Lee (Alive) and In-gi Jeong (Chaser).

HOUSE OF HUMMINGBIRD has won much acclaim on the film festival circuit, including “Best Feature Film” at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival and the 2019 Seattle International Film Festival, the Korean Association of Film Critics’ Awards named it one of the “Ten Best Films of the Year” and it won the awards for “Best Actress” (Ji-hu Park), “Best Cinematography” (Guk-hyun Kang) and “Best International Narrative Feature” at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. In addition, Director Bora Kim has won numerous “Best Director” awards, including from the 2019 Athens International Film Festival, the 2020 Asian Film Critics Association Awards and the 2019 Korean Association of Film Critics’ Awards.

Synopsis:

14-year-old Eun-hee moves through life like a hummingbird searching for a taste of sweetness wherever she may find it. Ignored by her parents and abused by her brother, she finds her escape by roaming the neighborhood with her best friend, going on adventures, exploring young love and experiencing everything that comes with growing up in a country on the brink of enormous change.

HOUSE OF HUMMINGBIRD has a runtime of approximately 138 minutes and is not rated.

Country of Origin: South Korea

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