Kino Arthouse: The Handmaiden

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Kino Arthouse: The Handmaiden (18) 156mins

Kino Arthouse: A selection of the best foreign language and art-house films. All tickets £10.00 which includes a regular glass of wine, coffee or soft drink.

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.

Directed by Park Chan-wook starring Min-hee Kim, Jung-woo Ha and Jin-woong Jo.

‘Elegant, intensely romantic... The cinematic equivalent of drinking three glasses of champagne in the bath’ Time Out

‘At once a superlative thriller and a deeply erotic character study, but it's the intelligence, mordant wit and depth of characterisation that are the real turn-ons’ Empire

‘A brilliant adaptation’ The Guardian

‘Part melodrama, part erotica, full masterpiece’ Evening Standard

‘A genuinely fun blend of sumptuous visuals and a perverse sense of humour’  Little White Lies

‘Exquisitely designed and sexually liberating, this is a hugely entertaining thriller’  The Guardian

 

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE


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Rye

Kino Arthouse: The Handmaiden (18) 156mins

Kino Arthouse: A selection of the best foreign language and art-house films. All tickets £10.00 which includes a regular glass of wine, coffee or soft drink.

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.

Directed by Park Chan-wook starring Min-hee Kim, Jung-woo Ha and Jin-woong Jo.

‘Elegant, intensely romantic... The cinematic equivalent of drinking three glasses of champagne in the bath’ Time Out

‘At once a superlative thriller and a deeply erotic character study, but it's the intelligence, mordant wit and depth of characterisation that are the real turn-ons’ Empire

‘A brilliant adaptation’ The Guardian

‘Part melodrama, part erotica, full masterpiece’ Evening Standard

‘A genuinely fun blend of sumptuous visuals and a perverse sense of humour’  Little White Lies

‘Exquisitely designed and sexually liberating, this is a hugely entertaining thriller’  The Guardian

 

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE


PLAY TRAILER play trailer