Get excited for the upcoming South Korean film that’s based on the familiar lady loving story Fingersmith by Sarah Waters!

With an Asian cast starring Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-ri and Ha Jung-woo, director Park Chan-wook is bringing back to life the love story of an heiress and a petty thief. If it’s like Fingersmith, audiences will be treated to plot twists and switches (and switches on switches)!

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Though we’ll likely be following this beautifully shot film through subtitles — The Handmaiden is a win for representation for both the LGBTQ community and people of colour. It seems audiences will be treated to a sweet experience as the film has also been selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival this year.

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters was made into a BBC mini series back in 2005 starring Sally Hawkins and Elaine Cassidy. Waters, known for nailing the sapphic love story thing, is also the same author that brought us Tipping The Velvet. It’ll be interesting to see what director Chan-Wook does with the story!

Until we can get this sweet upcoming lady loving film on the big screen, check out the trailer:

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