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THE HANDMAIDEN 2016

From master filmmaker Park Chan-wook (OLDBOY, STOKER, LADY VENGEANCE) comes a gripping and sensual tale of two women — a young Japanese Lady living on a secluded estate, and a Korean woman who is hired to serve as her new handmaiden, but is secretly plotting with a conman to defraud her of a large inheritance.

Inspired by the novel Fingersmith by British author Sarah Waters, THE HANDMAIDEN borrows the most dynamic elements of its source material and combines it with Park’s singular vision to create an unforgettable viewing experience.

Saturday, May 25

Director: Park Chan-wook

Starring: Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-ri, Ha Jung-woo

Runtime: 145 min., South Korea

Language: Korean & Japanese w/ English subtitles

Sunday, May 26

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LA PISCINE 1969

The bright sun of the French Riviera is deceptive in this alluring work of slow-burn suspense from thriller specialist Jacques Deray and legendary screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière. Formerly one of European cinema’s most iconic real-life couples, Alain Delon and Romy Schneider reunited for this film, bringing a palpable erotic chemistry to their performances as the bronzed and beautiful vacationers whose summer holiday on the Côte d’Azur is interrupted by the arrival of an old acquaintance (Maurice Ronet) and his eighteen-year-old daughter (Jane Birkin)—unleashing a gathering wave of sexual tension, jealousy, and sudden violence. A paragon of 1960s modernist cool thanks to effortlessly chic clothes and a loungy Michel Legrand score, La piscine dives deep to reveal sinister undercurrents roiling beneath its seductive surfaces.


Director: Jacques Deray

Starring: Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Jane Birkin, Maurice Ronet.

Runtime: 123 min., France/Italy

Language: English & French w/ English subtitles

Friday, May 31

Sunday, June 2

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FUNNY GAMES 1997

Michael Haneke’s most notorious provocation, Funny Games spares no detail in its depiction of the agony of a bourgeois family held captive at their vacation home by a pair of white-gloved young men. In a series of escalating “games,” the sadistic duo subject their victims to unspeakable physical and psychological torture over the course of a night. A home-invasion thriller in which the genre’s threat of bloodshed is made stomach-churningly real, the film ratchets up shocks even as its executioners interrupt the action to address the audience, drawing queasy attention to the way that cinema milks pleasure from pain and stokes our appetite for atrocity. With this controversial treatise on violence and entertainment, Haneke issued a summation of his cinematic philosophy, implicating his audience in a spectacle of unbearable cruelty.

Director: Michael Haneke

Starring: Ulrich Mühe, Susanne Lothar, Arno Frisch

Runtime: 109 min., Austria

Language: German w/ English subtitles

Friday, June 7

Sunday, June 9

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