"A Tale of Two Sisters"
(KIM Ji-Woon, 2003, 115 min, South Korea, in Korean w/ subtitles, 35mm)
-Q&A to follow with director/screenwriter KIM Ji-Woon
After being institutionalized in a mental hospital, Korean teen Su-mi (Yeom Jeong-ah) reunites with her beloved sister, Su-yeon (Su-jeong Lim), and they return to live at their country home. The girls' widower father (Mun Geun-yeong) has remarried, and the siblings are immediately resentful of his new wife, Eun-joo (Kap-su Kim). As Su-mi and Su-yeon try to resume their regular lives, strange events plague the house, leading to surprising revelations and a shocking conclusion.
"The atmosphere of mounting dread is matched by just-right performances, design and camerawork." --Time Out
"A tour de force of psychological horror." --Los Angeles Times
Made possible by the generous support of the Korea Foundation.
Co-sponsored by the Duke Korea Forum.
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