Outburst brings you the very best in new queer cinema in partnership with QFT. Visit outburstarts.com for details of the full festival programme which takes place from 10-19 November.
From Park Chan-Wook, celebrated director of Oldboy, comes a ravishing epic new crime drama inspired by the novel Fingersmith by Sarah Waters. Transposing the story to 1930s-era colonial Korea, this sensual tale follows a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress who is secretly involved in a plot to defraud her. The Handmaiden borrows the most dynamic elements of Waters’ novel and combines it with Park’s singular vision to create an erotic, riveting and unforgettable film. Contains explicit sexual content and violence.
Short introduction by Dr. Monica Pearl, University of Manchester.