‘Handmaiden’ takes home 2 LAFCA awards
Starring actress Kim Min-hee (“Right Now, Wrong Then”) and a rookie actress Kim Tae-ri, the movie, which is based on award-winning novelist Sarah Waters’ lesbian thriller “Fingersmith,” was well-received in Korea. It sold 4.28 million tickets in local theaters.
Other films that won the awards include filmmaker Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight,” which won the Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor and Best Cinematography. Also, the music-themed “La La Land,” which will hit Korean theaters on Wednesday, grabbed the Best Music/Score award.
The LAFCA is a U.S. film critic organization that was founded in 1975. Every December, the organization votes on the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards to honor the films and members in the movie industry. The awards ceremony will take place on Jan. 14 in LA.
By Jin Min-ji