Friday, December 30, 2016

Screenings in the Bay (Friday to Sunday): Handmaiden, Fifth Element, Belladonna of Sadness

Hey guys! Happy last Friday of the year, I hope you spent it wisely. Well, it's New Years weekend and that means one thing for screenings... there are next to none happening at our favorite spots. But I can't be completely upset because that means it the people who make those theatres possible have the day off to spend however they want. ☺ But we're not completely option-less, as there are a couple of title you may want to check out screening. Let's take a look.

The Handmaiden (2016)
Friday 30th @ 9:30pm (2hrs 47min)
Arthouse/ Drama/ Romance (RottenTomatoes)
From PARK Chan-wook, the celebrated director of OLDBOY, LADY VENGEANCE, THIRST and STOKER, comes 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 (RIGHT NOW, WRONG THEN) as Lady Hideko, HA Jung-woo (THE CHASER) 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.

The Fifth Element (1997)
Friday 30th @ 10:30pm (2hrs 6min)
Drama/ Sci-Fi/ Adventure
In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr Zorg at bay.

Sunday 1st @ 9:00pm (1hr 24min)
Animation/ Drama/ Sci-Fi/ Romance (RottenTomatoes)
After being banished from her village, a peasant woman makes a pact with the devil to gain magical ability.


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