House Of Hummingbird reflects South Korean director's cram-school experience

Stills from the film House Of Hummingbird starring Park Ji-hu.
Stills from the film House Of Hummingbird starring Park Ji-hu.PHOTO: ANTICIPATE PICTURES

SINGAPORE - Like so many South Koreans, film-maker Kim Bo-ra had to attend a hagwon, or cram school, outside normal school hours.

"I went to two cram schools, one for Chinese characters and another for mathematics. Most of my friends went to three or four cram schools," she tells The Straits Times in a telephone interview from her home in Seoul.

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