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House of Hummingbird

Released Jun 26, 2020 2h 18m Drama TRAILER for House of Hummingbird: Trailer 1 List
98% Tomatometer 48 Reviews 74% Audience Score 50+ Ratings
In 1994 Seoul when the Seongsu Bridge collapses, 14-year-old Eunhee wanders the city and searches for love. Read More Read Less
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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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Richard Whittaker Austin Chronicle That there is less a plot than a series of events is what distinguishes House of Hummingbird as a character study. Feb 12, 2021 Full Review Nina Li Coomes Chicago Reader 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. Aug 13, 2020 Full Review Cary Darling Houston Chronicle 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. Rated: 4/5 Jul 16, 2020 Full Review Kathy Fennessy Seattle Film Blog Kim Bora avoids melodrama as Eun-hee faces one challenge after another, sometimes with grace, sometimes the opposite. If she isn't a hero, she isn't a victim either. Rated: 3.5/4 May 1, 2022 Full Review Yasser Medina Cinefilia A coming-of-age drama that captures the dilemmas of adolescence with a certain compositional sobriety, but which turns out, at least for me, to be quite dull and routine when it slowly travels the univocal paths of indulgence. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 6/10 Nov 28, 2021 Full Review Filipe Freitas Always Good Movies Eun-hee is not afraid to give a step forward and probe alternative directions that could bring her less suffering. And that, by itself, is laudable. Rated: 3/5 Feb 6, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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Stanley T "I FELT THAT I WAS WATCHING MY HIGH SCHOOL LIFE ON SCREEN." "WAR OF PUBERTAL HORMONES" The story is about 8th grader Eun-hee and her high school life. Themes such as puberty and coming of age are present. This is a typical story of not all but almost all Asian and Korean high school students—typical family problems and conflicts, and how they are being resolved quickly most of the time. The skyrocketing hormones affect the emotions brought on by puberty. Sexual identity is being established by these youngsters at this time. Puppy Love and high school friendships, Stealing, which is a common occurrence during puberty, are tackled. I would also like to point out how accurately they describe parents' emotions when it comes to health problems concerning their children. The stages of despair (when they found out Eun-hee needed a surgical procedure) and acceptance (when the family gathered for dinner and tried to cheer each other up) were relatable. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/08/23 Full Review ellen hohbach s Includes examples of how misogyny is woven into our cultures, including the silencing of girls and women and the beating of sisters by their brothers. We forget that that kind of hatred and abuse is not natural nor necessary nor admirable. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member I absolutely loved it. I wish it went for another hour or better yet, a series. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review andy h It's length doesn't do it's normalization of domestic violence any favors, but it's character's arcs and it's gentle cinematography make a well worth the time. 4.7 Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review dave d A South Korean film, 'House of Hummingbird', is too long, but it's beautiful from start to finish and in a myriad of ways. At it's heart, we have a coming of age tale, but some of the plot elements are forced and just don't feel natural. Set in 1994, a 14 year old girl is in search of truth and it's a long journey. Final Score: 6.0/10 Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review timothy c made it about 50% through and gave up. maybe the ending had something that warranted these exceptional reviews. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis In 1994 Seoul when the Seongsu Bridge collapses, 14-year-old Eunhee wanders the city and searches for love.
Bora Kim
Bora Kim, Zoe Sua Cho
Bora Kim
Well Go USA Entertainment
Production Co
Epiphany, Mass Ornament Films
Original Language
Release Date (Theaters)
Jun 26, 2020, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Jun 26, 2020
2h 18m
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