KEIGHLEY Film Club is to screen its longest-ever movie as it begins its autumn season at the Picture House cinema.

The erotic thriller The Handmaiden will be shown on September 17 at 6pm followed on October 15 by A Man Named Ove and on November 19 by God's Own Country.

The Handmaiden is set in pre-war Korea where sheltered Japanese hieress Lady Hideko hires a smart worldly pickpocket as her personal assistant.

The assistant has been recruited by a conman to apply for the post as he aims to defraud Hideko of her wealth by persuading her to marry him, locking her in a mental hospital.

A slight problem is that Hideko's sadistic uncle Kouzuki intends to marry her himself which she seems resigned to.

The 18-certificate film, which lasts 144 minutes, is described as a drama, mystery and romance. It is screened in Japanese/Korean with English subtitles.

The Handmaiden has been described by the Times as 'a lush, silken, eroticand disturbingly beautifully filmed drama of betrayal and passion' and by the Guardian 'as a horribly delicious suspense thriller'.