A TALE OF TWO SISTERS 장화, 홍련
10/27/2023, 8:00 p.m., Eldorado
South Korea 2003 , 120 Min, Original with German subtitles, (Deutsches) FSK: 16
Project K Selection: Classics
Directed by: KIM Jee-woon
Written by: KIM Jee-woon
Starring: IM Soo-jung, MOON Geun-young, YUM Jung-ah
2003 Korean Film Awards (Best New Actress)
2003 Blue Dragon Film Awards (Best New Actress)
2003 Busan Film Critics Awards (Best New Actress, Cinematography, Special Jury Prize)
After the death of their mother, the sisters Su-mi (IM Soo-jeong) and Su-yeon (MOON Geun-young) live with their father Mu-hyeon (KIM Kap-soo) and stepmother Eun-ju (YUM Jung-ah) in a large house in the country. The rural idyll is disturbed when strange things start to happen. At night a ghost seems to haunt the mansion and stepmother Eun-ju also behaves very strangely. The sisters suspect that something happened in the house in the past that no one talks about now.
A Tale of Two Sisters is considered a classic of modern South Korean cinema and has long since stopped to be an insider tip among international horror film fans. The film has even seen a US remake: The Uninvited hit theaters in 2009. Director KIM Jee-woon is one of South Korea’s best-known directors.