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Bolsae: House of Hummingbird

Set 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 Young-ji, a new teacher, arrives, she becomes the first adult Eun-hee feels really understands her.

South Korea, USA | 2018 | Color | 138’ | 1.85:1 | DCP | Korean


Berlin International Film Festival

Generation 14+ Competition

The Grand Prix for the Best Film

Istabul International Film Festival

International Competition

Golden Tulip in International Competition Award

Cyprus Film Days International Film Festival

Glocal Image Competition

Special Jury Award

Seoul Independent Film Festival

New Choices Competition

Winner of Best Film Award

SIFF Committee Award

Busan International Film Festival

New Currents Competition

Winner of NETPAC Award

Winner of KNN Audience Award


Written and Directed by

Bora Kim 


Produced by

Zoe Sua Cho

Bora Kim



Ji-hu Park

Sae-byeuk Kim

In-gi Jeong

Seung-yeon Lee



Gook-hyun Kang

Production Design

Geun-a Kim



Zoe Sua Cho


Matija Strniša

Sound Design

Myung-hwan Han


Hee-hwa Yang


Mi-kyoung Chung

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