Adolescence is for many, a dramatic experience. You would look back and remember the happy times and the sad ones, calling it reminiscing of a past that many of us deceive ourselves into believing is worth cherishing. However, in ‘House of Hummingbird’, this period of one’s life is put under a magnifying glass, and through Eun-hee, we experience the highs and lows that a girl studying in middle school would experience. Spectacularly though, even the most melodramatic of events are shown sans exaggeration or the histrionic that comes with other teenage movies.
Eun-hee loves drawing Manhwa more than studying, but unlike her sister who bunks classes and cram school lessons, Eun-hee tries to keep the peace. She attends the classes but the moment the lesson begins, her mind wanders and as much as she is restrained by her teachers and parents, Eun-hee finds ways to glean as much fun as she can within these boundaries that have been set for her. The moment that one of her family members gets clued in about her hobbies though, things do not go well. Especially when her brother finds out that Eun-hee is dating, he tries to discipline her and even annoy her. So when Eun-hee ends up swearing at him, her brother gets aggressive and even goes to the extent of physically abusing his sister.
It is later that we learn that this is habitual. He takes out the