Asian Cinema Fund 2018
2018 Post-Production Fund
|Project||House of Hummingbird|
House of Hummingbird is an autobiographical story about 14- year-old Eunhee′s clumsy and painful adolescence. The year is 1994, the year of the tragic Seongsu Bridge collapse. Eunhee, a middle school student, lives with her family in Daechi-dong, Gangnam, a rich neighborhood of Seoul. Living among her more affluent neighbors, Eunhee is embarrassed by her family’s meager livelihood of processing sesame oil. Deprived of their attention, Eunhee floats through life like an island, wandering around the neighborhood with her best friend Jisuk. She falls into a truant lifestyle, frequenting the haunts of the neighborhood delinquents, and in her desperate search for love attempts romantic relationships with both girls and boys alike. Eunhee, with Jisuk, attends a cram school that specializes in Chinese characters, where she meets the sole adult in her life that seems to understand her ? Youngji. Slowly and steadily, Youngji and Eunhee share an unusual friendship.
"What is the right way to live? There are days when I think I know, but I really don′t know the answer. All I know is that sorrow comes and goes, as does joy. Life brings us encounters -- we meet someone, and we share something with them. The world is mysterious and beautiful." - Young-ji′s line from the film.