South 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”
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. Continue reading “The 11th Asian Film Festival: A Pale Shadow Of Its Former Self”
South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook shot to international fame with The Vengeance Trilogy ( Sympathy for Mr.Vengeance,Oldboy, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance ) and he is now all ready with his first Hollywood film, Stoker.Produced by Ridley Scott, the late Tony Scott and Michael Castigan, Stoker is all set for Worldwide release on March 1st, 2013. Continue reading “Trailer of Park Chan-wook's Stoker”
This is my second post after “I Hired a contract Killer”. Here I want to write about some of the films (World Cinema), I saw in the month of February.
As I mentioned in my previous post I have got enough films with me which will last for atleast next 6-8 months. Below is the list (not in any order, except for the top 3 of my favorite films amongst the 20 films, I saw last month.
1) Ai no mukidashi (Love Exposure) 2008 –
This inarguably is one of the best films, I have ever seen in recent times. Those of you are familiar with the controversial Japanese filmmaker Shion Sono must have atleast heard of this film if not seen it. This 4 hour epic film of Sono deals with teenage love & angst, jealousy, hate, religious cult , pop culture, Sexual perversion & abuse. I do not know what genre can one club the film into. Continue reading “6 Interesting Films I Watched Recently”