By MICHAEL GINGOLD
The woods are full of the dead in an exclusive excerpt from THE HOUSEMAID, which opens this week (including screenings in New York City with the filmmaker in attendance). Jump past the jump to give it a look!
A groundbreaking hit in its home country of Vietnam, THE HOUSEMAID comes to select theaters, VOD and digital platforms this Friday, February 16 from IFC Midnight. Written and directed by Derek Nguyen, the film stars Nhung Kate, Jean-Michel Richaud, Kim Xuan, Rosie Fellner, Phi Phung, Kien An and Linh Son. The synopsis: “Vietnam, 1953: Linh [Nhung], a poor, orphaned young woman, finds employment as a housemaid in a crumbling rubber plantation presided over by the emotionally fragile French officer Sebastien Laurent [Richaud]. Soon, a torrid love affair develops between the two—a taboo romance that rouses the ghost of Laurent’s dead wife, who won’t rest until blood flows.”
Nguyen and composer Jerome Leroy will appear in person at the 7:20 p.m. showings this Friday and Saturday at NYC’s IFC Center (323 6th Avenue), for Q&As hosted by yours truly. To order tickets, click here.