house of hummingbird review

Nostalgic coming-of-age movies have become the order of the day as of late, but House of Hummingbird, which follows a lonely 14-year-old girl named Eun-hee as she navigates adolescence in ’90s South Korea, eschews the rose-colored glasses in favor of a magnifying glass. Directed by¬†Bora Kim in her feature film debut, House of Hummingbird digs deep beneath the shine and luster of the rapidly industrializing Seoul of the ’90s and instead focuses on the cracks that were beginning to form under the surface, and the people who fell through those cracks.

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