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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 | Germany

Grand Prix for Best Film in Generation 14+

Tribeca Film Festival | USA

Best Actress in an International Narrative Feature Film

Best Cinematography in an International Narrative Feature Film

Best International Narrative Feature

Istabul International Film Festival | Turkey 

Golden Tulip Award for Best Film in International Competition

Seattle International Film Festival | USA

Grand Jury Award, Official Competition

Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival | Ukraine

Best Feature Film Award

FIPRESCI Jury Award for Best Feature Film

Seattle International Film Festival | USA

Grand Jury Award, Official Competition

Busan International Film Festival | South Korea 

Winner of NETPAC Award

Winner of KNN Audience Award

LA Asian Pecific International Film Festival | USA

Grand Jury Award for Best International Narrative Feature

Cyprus Film Days International Film Festival  | Cyprus 

Special Jury Award

Beijing International Film Festival | China 

Special Mention Award

Seoul Independent Film Festival

Winner of Best Film Award

SIFF Committee Award


  • Austin Asian American Film Festival

  • Taipei International Film Festival, Competition 

  • Melbourne International Film Festival  

  • Valencia International Film Festival Cinema Jove


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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