By MICHAEL GINGOLD
We previously reported here about the Stateside distribution of Vietnam’s supernatural film THE HOUSEMAID, and now the trailer and poster for that release have been unveiled.
IFC Midnight brings THE HOUSEMAID to select theaters, VOD and digital platforms February 16. The film was written and directed by Derek Nguyen and 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.”