Director: Kim Ki-young
Runtime: 98 minutes
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean (with English subtitles)
Rating: M18 (Sexual Scenes)
On a chicken farm, a love triangle is drawn between a composer, his wife, and a young girl from the countryside. Through a series of twists and turns, their lives are thrown into turmoil when the new housemaid transforms into a femme fatale.
Woman of Fire is a remake of Kim Ki-young’s classic The Housemaid (1960), stylised with the energy and passion of 1970s Korean cinema. A highly lurid chamber drama set against the backdrop of social inequality, the two women play games of seduction and trickery, ultimately descending together with the household’s male figure. Grotesque melodrama sits at the heart of this film, encapsulating the fatality and futility of women’s roles in the domestic horror genre.
* The screening of this film is supported by the Korean Film Archive (KOFA).
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