Kino Lorber has slotted the latest film into its Kino Marquee platform, partnering with Well Go USA on the virtual theatrical release of Bora Kim’s Berlin Generation 14+ grand prix winner House Of Hummingbird.
The South Korean drama centres on 14-year-old Eun-hee, who despite parental neglect and fraternal abuse, moves through life breezily, exploring with her friends and experiencing adventure and young love against the backdrop of the fatal Seongsu Bridge collapse in Seoul in 1994.
The film premiered at Busan International Film Festival in 2018 where it won the KNN audience award before it went on to screen in Berlin in February 2019, among other festivals.
House Of Hummingbird will open on June 26. A share of virtual ticket sales will go to participating theatres under the Kino Marquee initiative launched after cinemas closed during the coronavirus pandemic. Tickets can be purchased through theatrical partner sites here.
“We are delighted to welcome Well Go USA onto the Kino Marquee Platform,” said Wendy Lidell, Kino Lorber’s senior vice-president of theatrical distribution and acquisitions. “They are truly leaders in their field, and House Of Hummingbird is a fitting first film for what I hope will be an ongoing collaboration.”
Kino Lorber recently partnered with Good Deed Entertainment on the Kino Marquee launches of Extra Ordinary and Lucky Grandma.
Recent Well Go USA releases include Lee Chang-dong’s Burning, Zhang Yimou’s Shadow and Ip Man 4 starring Donnie Yen. Upcoming releases include Cut Throat CIty directed by RZA and starring Shameik Moore, Ethan Hawke, Wesley Snipes, Terrence Howard and Eiza Gonzalez; Yeon Sang-ho’s Train To Busan Presents: Peninsula; and Synchronic with Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan.