Sunday Matinee: The Handmaiden

sunday-matineeI love the films of Park Chan-wook. JSA, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Oldboy, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, Thirst and Stoker. His movies are brilliant, stylish, violent and well, they’re excellent.

Park Chan-wook’s latest movie is The Handmaiden based on the novel Fingersmith by Sarah Waters. Park moves the story to Japanese occupied Korea in the early part of the 20th century. A young thief is talked into disguising and entering a household as maid to help a con artist trick an inheritance out of the lady of the estate.

The movie will be screened in competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and Amazon has already bought the U.S. rights for it. The first couple trailers have been released for it and it looks like another awesome Park Chan-wook film.

Also getting a screening at Cannes is this Korean thriller from animation director Sang-ho Yeon who is leaping from animated movies to live action with this thriller. Looks like it could be cool too.

Author: Shane Hnetka

Shane Hnetka has spent most of his life watching movies and reading comic books. He has decided to use this vast knowledge for evil instead of good.