“The Handmaiden is just pure cinema, a dizzying, disturbing fable of love and betrayal that piles on luxurious imagery, while never losing track of its story's human core.” - David Sims, Atlantic
“145 minutes of clever, erotic entertainment.” - Bill Stamets, Chicago Sun-Times
Monday, November 14 at 6pm | In 1930s Japanese-occupied Korea, a young pickpocket named Soo-kee is recruited by a swindler to pose as the handmaiden to the heiress Lady Hideko, whom he plans to seduce and rob of her inheritance. His plans run afoul when the two women develop strong feelings for one another in this sumptuous and clever erotic drama from K-cinema master Park Chan-wook.
50/50 Series: The Film Center celebrates our 50th anniversary with 50/50, a year-long series presenting a film from each year we’ve been open, Monday nights at 6:00PM. From films that hold significance to the Film Center’s history, to films that were cultural touch points in a particular year, from art house favorites to locally connected stories, 50/50 invites audiences to steep themselves in a history of cinema. View full series here.
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