ksenija’s review published on Letterboxd:
i watched the handmaiden yesterday. i heard of the movie back in 2017 but i didn’t know anything about it. earlier this year, i was more active on social media and my mutuals kept recommending the movie, so i finally watched it yesterday and it’s definitely one of my favourite movies i watched this year. it’s probably one of my top 5 fave films of all time. who doesn’t love lesbian gothic revenge thriller romance psychodramas? all the twists!! all the sweetness between sook hee and hideko!! women fighting the partriarchy!! i really wish i watched it sooner.
[though i made the mistake of watching part of it on my train commute home during rush hour. specifically part 2. with hideko’s graphic childhood and the longer version of her and sook hee’s bed scene. i should really read the parental guidance before watching things in public :))))))]