'House of Hummingbird': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the Korean film
'House of Hummingbird is a Korean film written and directed by Kim Bo-ra and it is set in 1994 when the Seongsu Bridge had collapsed in Seoul
'House of Hummingbird' debuted in 2018 in competition at the Busan International Film Festival's New Currents section. The film collected a total of 59 awards which included the NETPAC Award and the KNN Audience Award. The film was also a part of the 69th Berlin International Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival in 2019.
'House of Hummingbird' originally released on August 29, 2019, in South Korea and is slated to release in the US on August 3.
The official plot of 'House of Hummingbird' is as follows: "Eun-Hee (Park Ji-hoo) is a middle school student. She lives with her parents who run a mill, older sister, and older brother. While each of the family members struggles to deal with their own problems, Eun-Hee wanders. The only person who can understand her is a woman who Eun-hee meets coincidentally."
Park Ji-hoo as Eun-hee
Actor Park Ji-hoo plays the role of middle school student Eun-hee. Ji-hoo was previously seen in the 2018 film 'The Witness', and before that, she was also seen in 'Fabricated City' in 2017. Ji-hoo was also a part of the dramas 'Beautiful World' and 'Sweet Revenge 2'.
Kim Sae-byuk as Young-ji
Actor Kim Sae-byuk plays the role of Young-ji, the adult woman who befriends Eun-hee in the film. Before this, she has been a part of 'Possible Faces', 'Grass', 'Adulthood', and 'A Blue Mouthed Face' among others. Her most recent work is the 2020 film titled 'Kingmaker'.
Other cast members include Jung In-gi as Eun-hee's father, Lee Seung-yeon as Eun-hee's mother, Park Soo-yeon as Soo-hee, Son Sang-yeon as Dae-hoon and Park Seo-yoon as Ji-sook.
The film was directed and written by Kim Bo-ra, who made her debut with a splash. She was awarded the 56th BaekSang Arts Awards for Best Director.
The trailer of the film introduces us to the autobiographical tale of a middle school girl, Eun-hee, who is going through trials in life in 1994. Her life in school is difficult, her family is dysfunctional and there is also abuse involved and this has festered within her self-hate. All of this is drawn out to the surface after she meets Young-ji, a teacher who seems to have a story of her own to share. The two strike an unlikely friendship that helps Eun-hee come to terms with life and its various struggles.
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