A Chat With Park Chan-wook About Adapting Sarah Waters's Fingersmith into the Lesbian Thriller The Handmaiden

The Korean phrase for “male gaze” is “male gaze,” I learned earlier this month during an hourlong conversation with Korean master director Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Lady Vengeance). We were discussing his sumptuous new movie, The Handmaiden, an adaptation of Sarah Waters’s beloved 2002 novel Fingersmith. Park retains…

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