THE HOUSEMAID (Kim Ki-young, 1960)

Brash and brilliant, and starkly beautiful in black and white, writer-director Kim Ki-young’s Hanyo is a bona fide classic of South Korean cinema. I watched it for the first time last night, on DVD, and am still basking in its residual glow. A pop-eyed, sultry young housemaid quite takes over the bourgeois household of a […]