"A sumptuous tale of shifting identities, forbidden love and colonialism"
- The Atlantic
Nothing is ever quite what it seems in The Handmaiden, the latest from South Korean auteur Park Chan-Wook (Oldboy, Stoker, Lady Vengeance). The story of an attempted heist that evolves into an unusual love triangle, this complex, beautifully-shot erotic thriller doubles as a political commentary on Japan's pre-war occupation of Korea and its particular form of female repression.
The Handmaiden premiered in Competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival, and is currently playing in NYC at both Sunshine Cinemas and Lincoln Center.