December 2016

Neruda

Chile  1hr  47mins    Drama   Rated R

An investigator launches a search for Pablo Neruda, a Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, who became a fugitive in his own country for his Communist leanings during the 1940s.

“Not a biopic but a Nerudian take on the famed Chilean politician-poet, “Neruda” is a stunningly inventive take on the function rather than the life of a writer.” Jay Weissberg, Variety

The Handmaiden

Korea 2hr 25 mins   Drama/Romance    NR

A ravishing new crime drama inspired by the novel ‘FINGERSMITH’ by British author Sarah Waters. Having transposed the story to 1930s-era colonial Korea and Japan, Park presents a gripping and sensual tale of a young Japanese Lady living on a secluded estate, and a Korean woman who is hired to serve as her new handmaiden, but who is secretly involved in a conman’s plot to defraud her of her large inheritance. Powered by remarkable performances from KIM Min-hee as Lady Hideko, HA Jung-woo as the conman who calls himself the Count and sensational debut actress KIM Tae-ri as the maid Sookee, THE HANDMAIDEN borrows the most dynamic elements of its source material and combines it with PARK Chan-wook’s singular vision and energy to create an unforgettable viewing experience.

“Go see it. If you love cinema at all, go see it.”  Tom Long, Detroit News