The clues are there if you look closely enough…


We look at how costume design can add more layers to a film’s storytelling and look at the specific use of gloves in Park Chan-wook’s The Handmaiden in this video essay. Closed captions available.


This video essay was written and narrated by Natalie Ng, and edited by Hieu Chau.


Film used:


  • The Handmaiden (2016) dir. Park Chan-wook


Music used:


  • jinsang – affection