IF THESE GLOVES COULD TALK: PARK CHAN WOOK'S THE HANDMAIDEN //

IF THESE GLOVES COULD TALK: PARK CHAN WOOK'S THE HANDMAIDEN //

JOSEPH DWYER

Often noted for their visual spectacles of sexual and violent excess, the films of Park Chan-wook present reoccurring themes manifested through the body. From his early work Sympathy for Mr Vengeance to his latest film The Handmaiden, haptic forms of communication offer a different perspective on themes of exploitation, the ferocious nature of capitalism, and muted desire.

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