Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Ariela Rubin on House of Hummingbird (2019) Fantasia 2019
Eun-hee is looking for love. She has an on again, off again boyfriend, and then meets a girl who has a crush on her.
Eun-hee doesn’t really have anyone to talk to, until a new understanding teacher arrives. The scenes with the two of them were sweet.
The writer and director wrote this film based on her own experiences of growing up in Seoul in the 90’s.
I enjoyed this sort of coming of age film. The girl who played Eun-hee was sweet, and cute. This film was also sad, it seemed as though nothing could go right for her.
House of Hummingbird is 2 hrs and 18 minutes, and while I enjoyed it, I definitely think it could have been a little shorter. It’s a slow paced film, that really spends time showing the daily life of Eun-hee.
I recommend it!