The Housemaid

  • Dir: Kim Ki-Young

  • South Korea, 1960, 111 minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Kim Jin-kyu, Joo Jeung-nyeo, Lee Eun-sim

The first film in Kim’s “Women Series”. Dong-sik is a seemingly upright family man, but when he falls prey to the charms of the household’s new maid, he drags his family into a living nightmare. Considered one of the best Korean films ever made, Kim Ki-young’s masterpiece doesn’t hide the fact that it’s a cautionary tale against adultery, made apparent by its fourth-wall breaking final shot. But Kim transcends simplistic moral arguments with a psychological thriller that probes into human desire and class warfare in ways never seen in Korean cinema before.

7/9/2019 (SAT) : Seminar with Bryan Chang and Kiki Fung


In-theatre Screening

  • 2019-09-07 (Sat)
    Buy Ticket2019-10-20 (Sun)


1. Screenings at ALL commercial cinemas : tickets are available at URBTIX till 5pm one day before respective screening, after which tickets will be available only at the box office of the respective venue on the day of screening, subject to availability.

2. Screenings at HK Arts Centre and M+ Cinema : tickets are available at URBTIX outlets until one hour before the screening, after which tickets are available at URBTIX website and mobile app. On-the-day tickets will also be available at the Self-service Ticketing Kiosk of the respective venue, subject to availability.

3. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

4. While it is the HKIFFS’s policy to secure the best possible print of the original version for all its screenings, the HKIFFS appreciates its patrons’ understanding on occasions when less than perfect screening copies are screened.