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’House of Hummingbird’ To Open Austin Asian American Film Festival — The Austin Chronicle

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— by Richard Whittaker: South Korean coming-of-age drama House of Hummingbird will be this year’s Opening Night film for the Austin Asian American Film Festival

The Austin Asian American Film Festival took a quick hiatus last year, and promised to come back stronger than ever. Now that promise has been fulfilled with the announcement of three headliner films from across Asia, and all three are debut features by women directors.

This year’s Opening Night film will be House of Hummingbird, the first feature from South Korean director Kim Bo-ra. Set in Seoul in 1994 – in the lead-up to the deadly Seongsu Bridge disaster – it follows 14-year-old Eun-hee (Park Ji-hu) as she attempts to find some happiness in the face of disinterested adults. This is a particular coup for the festival, as the film has already taken prizes at the Busan International Film Festival and the Berlinale…

Image courtesy of Epiphany Film/Mass Ornament Films

May 8, 2019 — 20:00

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