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Boston Underground Film Festival • March 21–25

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Thu, Jan 19, 2017

(Some of) The Best of 2016Big Screen Must-Sees (past events)Repertory Series ArchiveStaff Picks (past events)

The Handmaiden

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(2015) dir Park Chan-wook w/Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-ri, Ha Jung-woo, Cho Jinwoong, Kim Hae-sook, Moon So-ri [144 min; DCP]
From Park Chan-wook, the celebrated director of Oldboy and Stoker, comes a ravishing and mindbending new crime drama. Park presents a gripping and sensual tale of two women – a young Japanese Lady living on a secluded estate, and a Korean woman who is hired to serve as her new handmaiden, but is secretly plotting with a conman to defraud her of a large inheritance. Inspired by the novel Fingersmith by British author Sarah Waters, THE HANDMAIDEN borrows the most dynamic elements of its source material and combines it with the director’s singular vision to create an unforgettable viewing experience.

“Deliciously perverse, delightfully twisty, and unapologetically erotic.” – James Bernardinelli, ReelViews

“The Handmaiden is just pure cinema, a dizzying, disturbing fable of love and betrayal that piles on luxurious imagery, while never losing track of its story’s human core.” – David Sims, The Atlantic

★★★★ “There may not be a director currently working who’s more of an evil genius, or whose movies offer more double-edged delights.” – Ty Burr, Boston Globe

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  • Isabelle Huppert and Kim Minhee in CLAIRE'S CAMERA • Premiere Engagement April 13–15
The DocYard presents RAILWAY SLEEPERS • Monday, March 26 at 7:00

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