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

Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:15pm
Still from KIM Ji-woon's "A Tale of Two Sisters"

Cine-East: East Asian Cinema series:

A Tale of Two Sisters
(KIM Ji-Woon, 2003, 115 min, South Korea, in Korean w/ English 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

Korea Foundation

Sponsored by the Asian/Pacific Studies Institute (APSI), Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES), Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI), Asian American Studies Program (AASP), and Duke Korea Forum. Made possible by the generous support of the Korea Foundation.


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Screen/Society screenings are free and open to the public.

Parking Info:

Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater