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UOW Film Society Screening: THE HANDMAIDEN [Extended Edition]

The University of Westminster Film Society

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 from 18:00 to 21:00 (BST)

UOW Film Society Screening: THE HANDMAIDEN [Extended...

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UOW Film Society Presents: "THE HANDMAIDEN" [Extended Edition]

Ah-ga-ssi [original title]

Hello everyone!

Thank you for coming to last week's Screening & Q&A of Machuca followed by a discussion from Writer Amante Paraguez! We were really pleased with the turnout and your engagement with the film and our (first!) special guest of the new academic year. This week we've got another epic film for you - this time; amongst the undiscovered and fresh new gems from our world cinema catalogue.

With help from an orphaned pickpocket (Kim Tae-ri), a Korean con man (Ha Jung-woo) devises an elaborate plot to seduce and bilk a Japanese woman (Kim Min-hee) out of her inheritance. The Handmaiden is the latest opus from South Korean auteur Park Chan-Wook, renowned for his brutal Vengeance trilogy: Sympathy for Mr Vengeance, Oldboy and Lady Vengenance. Recently, Chan-Wook had his first venturing into english language cinema with Stoker, starring Mia Wasikowska and Nicole Kidman - a similarly seductive domestic drama with an intense mix of horror and thrills which follows a girl whose world comes crashing down when her father dies in a car accident, adding to the emotional turmoil is the sudden arrival of her uncle and unstable mother. 

An ambitious and bold three-part noir which unfolds across more than two-and-three quarter hours, there isn't a moment where your eyes won't be focused on the rich cinematography, tranquil settings and not to mention, the gleeful sexual deviance and unfurling Hitchcock-like storytelling. Ultimately, The Handmaiden serves the purporse as a form of historical fantasy in which love conquers all, but not in the ways one might expect. It is greatly inspired by the novel Fingersmith, a historical crime novel set in Victorian Era Britain, by Welsh Writer Sarah Waters. The setting in the film changed from Victorian era Britain to Korea under Japanaese colonial rule. 

The film competed for the Palme d'Or at the Festival de Cannes (2016).

As with most UWSU Societies, There is now a one-time £5 membership charge, which will give you access to all the following screenings across the year as an Official Member which we'd strongly encourage to avoid missing out on great films. This can be purchased via the official Film Society page on the UWSU Website -

As usual we'll also be providing an abundance of Free Popcorn and Pepsi so make sure you arrive early to avoid dissapointment! 

Please ensure your Eventbrite Ticket, once booked, is printed out or readily available to be shown on your phone upon arrival, that way we can ensure as smooth of a Check-In as possible and means you can guarantee yourself of some free popcorn & pepsi - which is especially helpful during our bustling screenings!

We do remind you that upon registering for each screening; we ask for what film you'd like to see next at Film Society - that information, gets input into a table where the entire committee vote to decide the next week's film from a shortlist - we've had some amazing answers so far and have been glad to show your film to those we've done so far!

Don't forget to join our Facebook group, where we post opportunities and info on upcoming socials & screenings and follow us on Twitter & Instagram - both are @uwsufilmsoc - use the hashtag #uowfilmsoc to tap into the conversation. You can also check out our brand-new website; the first year we've run it and hoping to improve the user experience throughout the year. 

Best Wishes,

Louis Holder, UoW Film Soc President.


[Technical Specifications]:

Presentation Comments: Korean + Japanese with English Language Subtitles.

Feature Film Format: Digital, Running Time: 167 Minutes, Sound Mix: 5.1 Surround Sound, Aspet Ratio: 2.35:1

Do you have questions about UOW Film Society Screening: THE HANDMAIDEN [Extended Edition]? Contact The University of Westminster Film Society

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    Watford Road
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    Tuesday, 24 October 2017 from 18:00 to 21:00 (BST)

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    The University of Westminster Film Society

    University of Westminster (UWSU) Film Society, is the University's official Film Society; which aims to provide a meeting where students with an interest in cinema are able to watch and discuss a selection of films. 

    We meet every Tuesday in the Auditorium at Harrow Campus between 6 and 9pm. We will be showing films on both DVD and Blu-Ray formats using the cinema standard projector. 

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