HIFF Virtual Cinema: HOUSE OF HUMMINGBIRD starts June 26 + Director Q&A

By HIFF News | June 21, 2020

HIFF is partnering with Well Go USA to present the Hawai‘i virtual cinema release of the multi-award winning film HOUSE OF HUMMINGBIRD, which recently beat PARASITE to win Best Film at the Korean Film Producer’s Association Awards. This film will be released at HIFF Virtual Cinema on Friday, June 26!

HOUSE OF HUMMINGBIRD (2018 / 138 min)
Director: Bora Kim
Cast: Ji-hu Park, Sae-byuk Kim, Seung-yeon Lee, In-gi Jeong

Synopsis: 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.

The film was awarded Best International Narrative Feature at Tribeca Film Festival 2019 by a panel that included renowned actress Angela Bassett, along with two two other awards. In addition, the movie earned Grand Prix for Best Feature Film (Generation 14+ category) at Berlinale and the Audience Award at The Busan International Film Festival.

We will also be hosting a special Zoom and Facebook Live Q&A with writer-director Bora Kim on Saturday, June 27, at 4:00pm HST.

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About HIFF Virtual Cinema
We are pleased to present new independent arthouse films, encores of past HIFF favorites, and an ever-rotating selection of virtual cinema to stream from home as part of our HIFF@HOME initiative. Each film has a button link to the distributor’s screening portal where you’ll be able to rent the film and begin watching. For most transactions, HIFF receives up to 50% of the transaction. Stay healthy, stay home, and support HIFF with HIFF Virtual Cinema!