A Tale of Two Sisters has been a long outstanding watchlist item for me, possibly almost as long as it’s been available in the U.S. I guess at some point, I saw the American re-make The Uninvited, but somewhere since I guess I forgot they were related.
Kim Jee-woon’s original is a very pretty and much better movie. Studied and formal, Kim delves into Hitchcockian confusion, playing off the recent mental breakdown of one of two sisters. Are these delusions? Or ghosts? Or something else? A gorgeous sense of unreality arises.
The Korean fairy tale from which Kim adapted has seen a slew of cinematic adaptations. I’m curious of how they measure up against this version.