HOUSE OF HUMMINGBIRD
“House of Hummingbird deserves a place alongside the likes of The Virgin Suicides, The Ocean of Helena Lee and Eighth Grade as one of the most knowing cinematic takes from recent years on the pains and occasional pleasures of female adolescence.” – Peter Sobczynski, RogerEbert.com
Starts July 3
HOUSE OF HUMMINGBIRD is a critically-acclaimed coming-of-age drama directed by Bora Kim and set in South Korea. Positioned against the backdrop of a rapidly expanding Seoul in 1994, a lonely 14-year-old Eun-hee moves through life like a hummingbird searching for a taste of sweetness wherever she may find it. Deprived of attention from her family, she 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 new teacher Young-ji arrives, she becomes the first adult Eun-hee feels really understands her.
After a robust festival run (including Tribeca, Fantasia, Berlin, SIFF, Heartland, and Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival) and winner of over 50 awards, this coming-of-age indie has critics’ support (currently 100% on RT) and marks another high point in modern South Korean cinema.
Directed by Bora Kim, 2018. SOUTH KOREA, 138 mins. In Korean with English subtitles.
Price: $12 (40% of proceeds support The Roxie)
Rental Period: 5 days