“The Handmaiden” becomes the 1st Korean Film to be nominated for British Academy Film Awards.

The Handmaiden 1st Korean film nominated for the BAFTA

The Handmaiden” becomes the 1st Korean film ever to be nominated for BAFTA!

Director Park Chan Wook‘s film “The Handmaiden” has become the first ever Korean movie to be nominated in the best non-English film category of the British Academy Film Awards.

The British Academy Film Awards is an annual awards ceremony held by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) that celebrates the best and brightest of the film industry.

The Handmaiden 1st Korean film nominated for the BAFTA

The Handmaiden” released in 2016, is the story of a Japanese heiress who employs a handmaiden, but turns out the handmaiden is secretly hired by a man and is involved in a plot to defraud her. The movie is set in the Japanese colonial period, based on the novel “Fingersmith” by Sarah Waters and stars  Kim Min HeeKim Tae RiHa Jung Woo, and Jo Jin Woong.

The Handmaiden” is one of the five movies nominated in the non-English Film category for the BAFTA. This movie is up against Paul Verhoeven‘s “Elle” (Framce), Angelina Jolie‘s “First They Killed My Father” (Cambodia), Andrey Zvyagintsev‘s “Loveless” (Russia), and Asghar Farhadi‘s “Salesman” (Iran).

Congratulations to “The Handmaiden” on the momentous nomination!

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