Thursday 1st June 2017 - 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Palmer Building
Set during the Japanese occupation of Korea in the 1930s, young handmaiden Sookee is hired by Hideko, an eccentric Japanese Heiress who lives a strange secluded life on a large countryside estate, under the watchful eye of her domineering Uncle Kouzuki. But Sookee has a secret: she leads a sordid double-life as an expert pickpocket. Inspired by Sarah Waters’ best-selling novel Fingersmith, The Handmaiden is a ravishing erotic thriller from the visionary director of Oldboy, Lady Vengeance, Thirst and Stoker.
South Korea 2016 – in Korean and Japanese with subtitles – directed by Park Chan-Wook – with Kim Min-hee, Ha Jung-woo, Kim Tae-ri, Cho Jin-woong – 145 min
Elegant, intensely romantic…The cinematic equivalent of drinking three glasses of champagne in the bath – TIME OUT
Clever, heady and sensually lavish to a fault – VARIETY