Screen/Society--Cine-East--"A Tale of Two Sisters" [35mm] -- w/ director Kim Ji-woon in attendance

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October 28, 2018 - 7:00 pm to 9:15 pm
Q&A to follow with director/screenwriter KIM Ji-woon

Film Screening:

"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 (Su-jeong Lim) reunites with her beloved sister, Su-yeon (Mun Geun-yeong), and they return to live at their country home. The girls' widower father (Kap-su Kim) has remarried, and the siblings are immediately resentful of his new wife, Eun-joo (Yeom Jeong-ah). 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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