The Handmaiden nominated for a BAFTA

The Handmaiden, Park Chan-wook’s adaptation of Sarah Waters‘s award-winning novel FINGERSMITH, has been nominated for a BAFTA for Best Film not in the English Language.

The film, which moves Waters’s novel from Victorian England to 1930s Korea under Japanese occupation and rule, was first screened at Cannes in 2016 and at British cinemas in April 2017. It received great acclaim in the UK and the US, and has grossed over $37 million worldwide.

FINGERSMITH was shortlisted for the Man Booker and Orange prizes and was awarded the CWA Historical Dagger and the South Bank Show Award for Literature. Since its publication in 2003, the novel has been translated into 20 languages.

The awards ceremony will take place on Sunday 18 February 2018.