The Handmaiden: Trailer

The Handmaiden PosterSouth Korean writer-director-producer Park Chan-woo famous for his The Vengeance Trilogy and Stoker (2013) is now ready with his latest film, The Handmaiden. Part of the official competition at Cannes this year, the film is based on the novel Fingersmith by Sarah Waters,with the setting changed from the Victorian era to Korea under Japanese colonial rule.

Plot- Korea, 1930s. Con man Count Fujiwara hires a pickpocket named Sook-hee to become the maid of the mysterious and fragile heiress Lady Hideko, in an attempt to seize her wealth. But the story takes a twist when the lady falls in love with her maid.Continue reading “The Handmaiden: Trailer”

The 11th Asian Film Festival: A Pale Shadow Of Its Former Self

Kim Ki-duk's Pieta, the Opening Film !

There used to be a time when the Third Eye Asian Film Festival was the most looked forward to event for me. More than even the MAMI film festival. But since the past few years, there has been a steady decline in the quality of the festival with this year hitting the absolute rock bottom. It’s stripped off the two main things that made it a highlight, the venue and attractive film sections.
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