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…
Truly, is there anything better than a story built on secrets shared in a whisper in a dark, quiet house?
Park Chan-wook, the man who made Oldboy, is adapting Sarah Waters’ tight-laced period piece Fingersmith. This’ll be something, all right.