This film from South Korea is visually sumptuous and extremely sexy.

The 2016 Sydney Film Festival includes 14 LGBTIQ films that explore the lives of LGBTIQ people from around the world.

On June 18 and 19, moviegoers will have the opportunity to see South Korea’s The Handmaiden.

Directed by acclaimed Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook, The Handmaiden is visually sumptuous and extremely sexy.

The period drama was inspired by Sara Water’s 2002 historical crime novel Fingersmith. Park transposes the story to 1930s colonial Korea and Japan in this stunning and twist-filled tale.

The Handmaiden tells the story of Sookee, who is hired as a handmaiden to the repressed and isolated Japanese heiress Hideko. Sookee is not what she appears, though, being placed in the household by a swindler that plans to seduce and elope with Hideko to take possession of her fortune.

Sparks fly when the intense attraction between Sookee and Hideko explodes.

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When: Saturday 18 June, 9.15pm

Where: Event Cinemas George Street 3

When: Sunday 19 June, 8:50pm

Where: Event Cinemas George Street 11