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The Handmaiden

Monday 27 March 6:30pm only
6:30pm

Thriller

The Handmaiden – Monday 27 Marrch 6:30pm only
Directed by Park Chan-wook
South Korea 2016 (sub-titled)
145 mins Erotic thriller/drama
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A thrilling and transporting story of lust, lies and revenge, told with breathtaking style. A gorgeous masterpiece spiked with perversity, every single shot is ravishing, and the layered multi-protagonist narrative bears repeated viewings.

From Park Chan-wook, the celebrated director of Thirst and Stoker, comes a ravishing new crime drama inspired by the novel 'FINGERSMITH' by British author Sarah Waters.

Having transposed the story to 1930s-era colonial Korea and Japan, Park presents a gripping and sensual tale of a young Japanese lady living on a secluded estate, and a Korean woman who is hired to serve as her new handmaiden, but who is secretly involved in a conman's plot to defraud her of her large inheritance.

 

Powered by remarkable performances from KIM Min-hee as Lady Hideko, HA Jung-woo as the conman who calls himself the Count and sensational debut actress KIM Tae-ri as the maid Sookee, The Handmaiden borrows the most dynamic elements of its source material and combines it with Park Chan-wook's singular vision and energy to create an unforgettable viewing experience.

Reviews

“Narratively complex and scabrously amusing, The Handmaiden remakes the period epic into a study of personal power told through both sexual and colonial politics and batty heist flick diversions”
Craig Mathieson, The Sunday Age

Park's Handmaiden is a great big chocolate box of a movie in which a rich and satisfying narrative is enlivened by some piquant erotica and the sharp tang of politics”.
Kate Taylor, Globe and Mail

“Set in the 1930s, when Korea was occupied by Japan, this intricately structured lesbian drama involves a plot to fleece a rich woman of her fortune, and the role played in the scam by an orphan who becomes the woman’s handmaiden and sexual partner. The film is elegantly made, intriguing and unsettling”.
David Stratton, The Australian

 

Upcoming Events & Info

Sunshine Coast French Film Festival

The Sunshine Coast French Film Festival will be held on 5, 6 and 7 May, with the opening night at Noosa 5 cinemas on Friday 5 May.  Two films are scheduled at Noosa 5 on Saturday, and two films at Majestic Cinemas, Nambour, on Sunday.  Other events include a set menu dinner at the Noosa Hot Bread Shop Boulangerie on Saturday 6 May.  Tickets will be available in late March/early April.
 

Send us your photo!

In 2017 NFS will be issuing new photo ID cards to current NFS members to replace existing cards.  To enable us to do this, please take a head and shoulders photo, in front of a white/plain background, and email it to marketing@noosafilmsoc.org .  On the subject line of the email (or as a caption below the photo, if emailing from a mobile phone), please state your full name and membership number.  Thank you for helping us out!

SCREENING TIMES

Wednesday screening times are 10:00am; 2:30pm; 5:00pm and 7:15pm.  Monday screening time is 6:30pm only.  Please be considerate and do not be late as this inconveniences those watching the film. Give yourself plenty of time to park and buy your choc tops!

Noosa 5 Cinema

Lion continues to screen at Noosa 5 now, as well as Beauty and the Beast and Life. Contact Noosa 5 for further details.

Film Discussion Group

An informal film discussion group meets once a month the Thursday after the last Film Society screening (of that month)  at 2:30pm at  Padstows, Noosa Junction.  The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday 30 March 2017. Email discussiongroup@noosafilmsoc.org with your name and telephone number and we will give you any further updates. 

Diarise these Dates for 2017

March 22, 27; April 10, 26; May 10, 24, 29; June 14, 26; July 12, 26, 31; August 9, 23, 28; September 13, 25; October 11, 25, 30; November 8, 22, 27; December 6.