Congratulations to the House of Hummingbird (aka Beol-sae) team on their Daejong Film Awards (Grand Bell Awards) win for Best New Director, Bora Kim! The film also scored multiple nominations: Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress, Best New Actress, Best Cinematography and Best Score (Matija Strniša). The film was in good company with another Korean drama, Best Picture Academy Award® Winner, Parasite. See the full list at HanCinema online.
The soundtrack featuring score by Matija Strniša is available now on pre-order: [Digital]
Bora Kim’s critically-acclaimed House of Hummingbird film made its US debut at the Tribeca Film Festival, winning three film awards, including Best International Narrative; and at the 69th Berlinale (Berlin Film International Film Festival), the film won the “Generation 14Plus” International Jury Grand Prix.
House of Hummingbird makes its North American theatrical premiere on Friday, June 26, 2020 via Kino Marquee.
Set 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 Young-ji, a new teacher, arrives, she becomes the first adult Eun-hee feels really understands her. [Mass Ornament Films]