Join us for a fun evening of foreign film and food! Enjoy some international snacks while you watch the award-winning film The Handmaiden (Not rated) on the big screen. This program is sponsored by the Horizon’s International Film Collection and the Civic Theater. It is intended for adults, 18 and older.
The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi)
Korean & Japanese with English subtitles
Not rated, Run time 2hr 24min
1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a new girl (Sookee) is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress (Hideko) who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle (Kouzuki). But the maid has a secret. She is a pickpocket recruited by a swindler posing as a Japanese Count to help him seduce the Lady to elope with him, rob her of her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse. The plan seems to proceed according to plan until Sookee and Hideko discover some unexpected emotions.