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Park Chan-wook Says ‘The Handmaiden”s Digital Cinematography Has a More Film Look Than Film

Park Chan-wook’s The Handmaiden follows in the traditions of the Korean auteur’s beautifully crafted and unique work. The tale of an illicit love affair between a wealthy Japanese woman and her Korean maid is also a crime story filled with unexpected twists and turns.

The Handmaiden was shot on an ARRI Alexa with 1970s anamorphic lenses. As Park tells Collider through a translator, “He believes it’s the hard work put in by the lighting crew, as well as the post-production work that was done in the color correction process, but he is confident that this has a more film look than a film actually that’s shot on film.”

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