My HanCinema | Sign up, Why ? Your E-mail   Password    Auto| Help
HanCinema :: The Korean Movie and Drama Database, discover the South Korean cinema and drama diversity Contact HanCinema HanCinema on TwitterFaceBook HanCinema PageHanCinema on Twitter
NewsLetter DailyWeekly

Park Chan-wook's "The Handmaiden" a likely candidate at Cannes this year

2016/03/27 | 1740 views |  | Permalink | Source

Learn to read Korean in 90 minutes or less using visual associations

Will director Park Chan-wook's "The Handmaiden" bring some good news this year after 3 straight years of not being invited to the Cannes International Film Festival?

"The Handmaiden" is a masterpiece that has been pre-sold to 116 countries at the European Film Market. Word from movie makers is that Park Chan-wook just might be able to recover his name from breaking the 3-year jinx.

"The Handmaiden" starring Ha Jung-woo, Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-ri and Cho Jin-woong, is a mysterious thriller based on Sara Water's novel "Finger Smith". It is depicted in the 1930s during the Japanese Invasion in Japan and Korea about a woman who inherits a great deal of a fortune and the secrets around her.

CJ Entertainment said, "The movie will be released around June when the Cannes International Film Festival is over". If the movie is nominated at CIFF, it will lead to tremendous ticket power.

"The Wailing" is another likely candidate which is being released on the 12th of May.

"The Wailing" is the fourth Korean movie being produced by FOX with director Na Hong-jin at the helm.

"The Wailing" is about a number of cases that occur after a foreigner shows up starring Kwak Do-won, Hwang Jung-min and Chun Woo-hee.

Director Na has drawn attention on himself with "The Chaser" in CIFF before.

According to a source, "A Cannes regular guest director Hong Sang-soo and Kim Ki-duk are making appearances this year and Park Chan-wook's "The Handmaiden" is an exceptionally strong nominee. There's a lot of excitement for it".

"Mad Max" director George Miller takes part in the 69th Cannes International Film Festival as a judge and the event is being held in Cannes, France from May 11th to the 22nd.

Source :

Copy & paste guideline for this article
Always put a link back to the source and HanCinema permalink

Creative Commons License"Park Chan-wook's "The Handmaiden" a likely candidate at Cannes this year"
by HanCinema is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work from this source

Attention You're reading the news with potential spoilers, make them spoiler free, dismiss


Comment Policy

- Stay on topic and do not spam.
- Post only in English, as this is an English language community.
- Do not request or mention illegal download/streaming services.
- Do not post sexist, racist, homophobic or other hateful and discriminatory content.
- Refrain from abusive language.
- No graphic content allowed.
- Respect the right of other users to share their opinion. Arguments are welcome, fights are not.

Comments which break the rules will be moderated or erased. Repeated rule breaking will result in warnings followed by blacklisting upon non-compliance.

 Previous news

Subscribe to HanCinema Pure to remove ads from the website (not for episode and movie videos) for US$2.99 per month (you can cancel anytime).
The first step is to be a member, please click here : Sign up, then a subscribe button will show up.


Remove ads

Sign up




Visible, hide

By Cédric Collemine | Privacy policy | Contact | Partners

Mobile version