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Korean Cinema NOW | House of Hummingbird/ 벌새

Directed by Bora Kim
Saturday, April 17, 2021
12:00 AM-11:59 PM
Access the film through the Michigan Theater here (customer pre-registration required):

2018 | 138 Minutes | Bora Kim

Free | Open to the public | In Korean with English subtitles

“There is a certain tentativeness to the 14-year-old Eun-hee (Ji-hu Park) in writer-director Bora Kim’s sure-handed feature debut “House of Hummingbird,” a tender yet somewhat underpowered coming-of-age film set in the Seoul of 1994. Lonely, reserved, and stuck in a dysfunctional household among her frequently quarrelling parents (Seung-Yeon Lee and In-gi Jeong), her troublemaking sister Su-hee (Su-yeon Park), and bully of a brother Dae-hoon (Sang-yeon Sohn), eighth-grader Eun-hee seems to move through life involuntarily, like a bird with a pair of broken wings. And yet, she still copes with routine neglect behind a youthful shield of resilience — Kim slowly lays bare Eun-hee’s toughened spirit from a minimalist and acutely feminine perspective.” –Tomris Laffly, Variety

Korean Cinema NOW 2021 will be presented through a virtual format. Attendees should visit the Michigan Theater website to register for the film on the screening dates. Once registered with a customer account, attendees will receive a confirmation with a link to view the film. This video link will only be available for 72 hours from the time you press play. You can watch as much or little as you like during that time. After these 72 hours, even if not yet finished, the link will become inactive. You can re-access your rental link during your rental period by clicking on the “Click here to stream” button in your confirmation e-mail or through your orders in your customer account accessed here:

Download the full KCN21 Lineup:
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Film Screening
Tags: Film, Korea
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Nam Center for Korean Studies, International Institute, Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies Program, Department of American Culture, Asian Languages and Cultures
Upcoming Dates:
Saturday, April 17, 2021 12:00 AM-11:59 PM  (Last)

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