Director Park Chan Wook’s film “The Handmaiden” has become the first Korean film ever to be nominated in the best non-English film category of the 2018 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” is one of five movies that have been nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language. It is up against Paul Verhoeven’s “Elle” (France), Angelina Jolie’s “First They Killed My Father” (Cambodia), Andrey Zvyagintsev’s “Loveless” (Russia), and Asghar Farhadi’s “Salesman” (Iran).
“The Handmaiden” is set in the Japanese colonial period is the story of an Japanese heiress who has inherited a fortune and a handmaiden hired by a man who wishes to steal her wealth. The movie is based on the novel “Fingersmith” by Sarah Waters and stars Kim Min Hee, Kim Tae Ri, Ha Jung Woo, and Jo Jin Woong.
Congratulations to “The Handmaiden” on the momentous nomination!