A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Following the suicide of his wife, Mu-Hyun takes his two daughters out of hospitalization to stay in a remote country home with their wicked stepmother. But soon, after a series of creepy disturbances the girls will discover that their evil stepmother is the least of their problems.
Based on a famous Korean folktale, A Tale of Two sisters is a stylish and chilling South Korean psychological drama with horror elements. The plot is absolutely clever and complex, but it may require repeated viewings to truly appreciate it.
The direction is also brilliant, packed with strong performances, a mesmerizing cinematography and a creative, almost poetic, camerawork. The use of colour is simply perfect, contributing to the film grim and gothic atmosphere.
A Tale of Two sisters is a heart-breaking and surprising movie, a beautiful story about loss, guilt and grief that you won’t forget so easily. A must see!