Two sisters, one a poor blind woman and the other the daughter of an aristocratic family, try to survive their lives before and during the Reign of Terror that eventually gave France its independence.
There isn't really that much I can say about performances, I mean, for silent films I guess the real life sis died a great job psychically displaying their emotions.
The story was pretty decent. You can definitely see Griffith was an ambitious man, but I seriously think this needed some really serious cuts, lot of scenes run forever.
All in all, whilst far away from being the best silent film, thanks to some groundbreaking camera work for the time, it's good enough to watch for any diehard cinephiles.