On 14th April The Handmaiden, a sumptuous and exhilarating period thriller inspired by Sarah Waters’ best-selling novel Fingersmith, will be released in cinemas around the UK. To celebrate this release, Virago is offering one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to see the film, plus a film poster, t-shirt, badges and a copy of Fingersmith in paperback.
Set during the Japanese occupation of Korea in the 1930s, a young handmaiden named Sookee is hired by Hideko, a reclusive heiress who lives in a sprawling mansion under the watchful eye of her domineering Uncle Kouzuki. But Sookee harbours a secret – she has been recruited by Fujiwara, a scheming con artist posing as a Japanese Count, to trick Hideko into entrusting him with her fortune. However, when Sookee and Hideko begin to develop unexpected emotions for each other, they start putting together a plan of their own…
With breathtaking visuals, grandiose set–design and frenzied humour, The Handmaiden is one of the year’s most anticipated films; an opulent and labyrinthine tale of deception, romance and triple–crossing that marks a career high for one of modern cinema’s most thrilling auteurs.
The Handmaiden is released in cinemas 14 April 2017. Find out more at TheHandmaidenFilm.com.
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