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IFC Have Affair with Sang-soo’s The Housemaid

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IFC Have Affair with Sang-soo’s The Housemaid

A Cannes Film Festival import has been picked up by IFC – and it isn’t Biutiful. Im Sang-soo’s The Housemaid – a pic that surprisingly played in the Main Competition to lukewarm responses has been picked up for a theatrical release, perhaps pegged for sometime next year, but definitely poised to be at the Toronto Int. Film Festival.

A Cannes Film Festival import has been picked up by IFC – and it isn’t Biutiful. Im Sang-soo’s The Housemaid – a pic that surprisingly played in the Main Competition to lukewarm responses has been picked up for a theatrical release, perhaps pegged for sometime next year, but definitely poised to be at the Toronto Int. Film Festival.

This tells the story of Eun-yi, a middle-aged divorcee forced through circumstance to takes a position as a housemaid with an upper class family. It is not long before her master, Hoon, takes advantage of his social position by sharing her bed. When Eun-yi becomes pregnant and her secret is discovered by the family, she is compelled to have an abortion. Her forced termination turns Eun-yi’s already fragile mental condition for the worse and she decides to take matters into her own hands.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. Top 3 from 2016: Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt), Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve), Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)

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