2012, Sat, May 05 and 2012, Thu, May 10

The Housemaid (Hanyo)

D: Kim Kiyoung

The Housemaid (Hanyo) | © Promo

The Housemaid (Hanyo) | © Promo

Feature film, Korea 1960, 108 min, English subtitles

An intimate, psychosexual drama: The young woman hired as a maid by a music teacher to help his pregnant wife is unpredictable. She catches rats by hand as if for fun. It does not take long before she seduces the husband and soon, she is also expecting a child. A tale of manipulation and madness begins.

Sat 5.5. Introduced by BIFF Director Lee Yongkwan. In Korean language with German translation.

This film has been restored by the World Cinema Foundation with the support of Qatar Airways, Qatar Museums Authority, Cartier and Armani