“The Handmaiden” trailer

Director: Chan-wook Park

Starring: Jung-woo Ha, Min-hee Kim, Jin-woong Jo

Synopsis: Under the 1930s occupation of Korea, a girl schemes to steal the fortunes of a wealthy Japanese family whom she serves.

Notes: By this time, Chan-wook Park needs no introduction. He’s situated his stories in international cultures and turned your everyday objects into devices of nightmares. His films compose an atmosphere of subtle dread before orchestrating blatant but satisfying awe. Unlike other projects, this time around his film is based a novel, Fingersmith by Sarah Waters, so we’ll have a chance to see his influence on pre-existing source material. If anything, his style will only be strengthened with these new ideas and established content to play with.