Cinematique Presents: "The Handmaiden"

Nov 4, 2016

The Handmaiden

November 14-16
Monday & Tuesday: 7:00pm
Wednesday: 4:00pm & 7:00pm
Thalian Hall Main Stage Theatre

From celebrated Korean director Park Chan-wook,, comes a ravishing new crime drama. It’s a gripping and sensual tale of two women - a young Japanese Lady living on a secluded estate, and a Korean woman who is hired to serve as her new handmaiden, but is secretly plotting with a conman to defraud her of a large inheritance. Inspired by the novel “Fingersmith” by Sarah Waters, The Handmaiden borrows the most dynamic elements of its source material and combines it with Park Chan-wook’s singular vision to create an unforgettable viewing experience. (Rated: NR for Sexual Content, Runtime: 145 minutes)

“Like a Victorian settee infested with vipers, Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden mixes the elegant and the dangerous, the refined and the venomous; it affects refinement and crawls on its belly. It's also apt to bite.”

John Anderson, Wall Street Journal

The Handmaiden is a fever dream from South Korean virtuoso Park Chan-wook, bursting with the kind of goodies that send cinephiles into ecstasy.”

Walter V. Addeigo, San Francisco Chronicle

 “Elegant, intensely romantic... The visual equivalent of drinking three glasses of champagne in the bath.”
Tom Huddleston, Time Out

“This film is simmering with genuine sexual tension. Exquisitely designed and sexually liberating, this is a hugely entertaining thriller.”

Benjamin Lee, The Guardian