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Watch 'The Handmaiden' for FREE with ShortList film club

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From Park Chan-wook, the visionary director of Oldboy and Stoker, comes The Handmaiden, a sumptuous and exhilarating period thriller inspired by Sarah Waters’ best-selling novel Fingersmith.

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.

ShortList’s giving you the chance to see it before its UK release – thanks to ShortList Film Club.

Here’s all the info you’ll need:

All 6pm for 6.30pm start

Monday 10th April at Vue Islington, Edinburgh Omni and Leeds Light

Tuesday 11th April at Vue Piccadilly Circus

For tickets, click here, or head to showfilmfirst.com and enter the code 392405.

The Handmaiden comes to cinemas on 14 April.

Find out more about the film here.

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