The Handmaiden (2016)

Spazju Kreattiv

Fri May 26th 2017 at 20:30 until 22:55
Malta, Spazju Kreattiv, St James Cavalier, Castille Place, Valletta
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Event Details

Date and Time:
Friday, May 26, 2017 at 8:30PM
Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 8:30PM
Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 7:30PM

Venue: Cinema (St James Cavalier)

Price: € 7 general admission; € 6 for members on presentation of the Cinema Membership Card

From visionary director Park Chan-wook (Oldboy and Stoker) comes The Handmaiden, a sumptuous and exhilarating period thriller inspired by Sarah Waters’ best-selling novel ‘Fingersmith’.

Set during the Japanese occupation of Korea in the 1930s, a young handmaiden named Sookee (Kim Tae-ri) is hired by Hideko (Kim Min-hee), a reclusive heiress who lives in a sprawling mansion under the watchful eye of her domineering Uncle Kouzuki (Cho Jin-woong). But Sookee harbours a secret: she has been recruited by Fujiwara (Ha Jung-woo), a scheming con artist posing as a Japanese Count, to trick Hideko into entrusting him with her fortune. However, when Sookee and Hideko begin to develop unexpected emotions for each other, they start putting together a plan of their own.

With breathtaking visuals, grandiose set design and frenzied humour, The Handmaiden is one of the year’s most anticipated films – an opulent and labyrinthine tale of deception, romance and triple-crossing that marks a career high for one of modern cinema’s most thrilling auteurs.

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