Park Chan-wook, The Handmaiden, 2016; photo: courtesy Photofest

The Handmaiden

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019

7 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater, Floor 1

$10 Members

$12 General

A handmaiden hired by an elegant conman to serve a Japanese heiress in 1930s Japanese-occupied Korea is part of a broader con to defraud her, until lust and love jeopardize their plans. Adapted from Sarah Waters’s 2002 crime novel Fingersmith, Park’s The Handmaiden is a violent and lustfully perverse film evocative of the Victorian Gothic thriller fare.

Source: Swank Motion Pictures

Film Details

Director: Park Chan-wook

Year: 2016

Running time: 145 minutes

Country: South Korea

Format: DCP

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