2016 Best Adapted Screenplay Winner

The Handmaiden

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Though it might be more immediately remembered for its elaborate sets, strong performances, and erotic content the backbone of The Handmaiden is a smart and twisty script that plays out like an elaborate con-artist movie.  It’s a movie that keeps you guessing for its entire runtime but beneath all of that are some fascinating themes of female empowerment and Korea’s relation to imperialism of both the conventional and cultural variety.

Next Award: Best Original Screenplay

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