A Tale of Two Sisters: A heartfelt historical drama of intrigue, love and loss in a strange land by Merryn AllinghamThanks to NetGalley, Canelo Publishing and Merryn Allingham for giving me the chance to read: A Tale Of Two Sisters..
The book is a based around the story of two English sisters Alice and Lydia Verinders in the early 1900s.
The book is classed as historical fiction saga, but its also a mystery and the front cover of the book is beautiful.
Lydia travels to Constantinople to work as a governess for the Sultans two daughters , but her sister Alice becomes concerned when she suddenly stops writing.
Alices is given some money by her Aunt to go on a holiday to Venice and have a much needed break from her parents.
Alice decides to travel to Constantinople to try to find out what happened to her sister and along the way she meets the handsome Harry Frome.
The story is very interesting, it has many twists and turns, and it keeps you guessing until the end to find out what happened to Lydia?
I enjoyed A Tale Of Two Sisters, its a great story, full of interesting facts about life in Turkey at that time, the culture, the food, the Sultans harem, travel on the orient express, and living in the palace.
I gave the book three stars, I shared my review on Goodreads, NetGalley, Twitter and my blog.
A Tale of Two Sisters
I do not agree with everything opeimar has to say on this film but his posts generated quite a lot of discussion on IMDB. I hope it will here, too. Some minor formatting issues needed attention as there were some invalid characters used I hope I got them all including having to use letters as bullets as the original numbers started again from "1" for each post. This film is a brilliant masterpiece. While most viewers are confused after the first viewing, as was I, when viewed again, the pieces start coming together, moving immediately from a confusing set of jumbled up scenes, to an absolutely brilliant work of art. I will assure you, if you take the time to read this post, your questions will be answered, and your confusion will turn to awe.
You want to forget something. Totally wipe it out of your mind. But you never can. And it follows you around like a ghost. Korean cinema is known for its abrupt, sometimes disconcerting tonal shifts, but A Tale Of Two Sisters integrates horror and family melodrama as if they were one and the same. The No.
A Tale of Two Sisters is a South Korean psychological horror drama film written and directed by Kim Jee-woon. The film is inspired by.
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South Korea has emerged as one of the strongest contributors to horror cinema in the early 21st century. While their films have been influenced by Japanese and American models, they seem so far to have resisted the urge to dissipate their energies in creating artificially-extended series along the lines of Ring or Ju-on. Korean film makers tend to take the genre very seriously, and even when their scripts are not of the first rank they bring to their efforts a uniform level of technical excellence. Even in those rare instances where a film's premise makes no sense at all under scrutiny — for example, Face , a movie whose "surprise twist" made me shout out loud in disappointment — chances are the film will be so well made that it will still be involving, compulsively watchable, and forgiveable in spite of its lapses. A Tale of Two Sisters needs no apologies: it is not only one of the best nominal horror films of recent years, it is also a very good film in its own right, regardless of its genre. It is filmed with meticulous attention to detail, style and texture. As a "horror" film, it is difficult to classify.
A Tale Of Two Sisters distracts viewers with one obvious twist - only to blindside them with an even more shocking reveal. South Korea has been extremely reliable when it comes to making quality horror movies and thrillers. The country has produced some of the most frightening movies of the last two decades, including The Wailing , The Host , and blockbuster Train To Busan. A Tale Of Two Sisters is a psychological horror tale from director Kim Jee-woon, where two sisters return home from their stay in a mental institution, where they clash with their wicked stepmother and come to realize the spirit of their late mother might be haunting the house. Su-mi and Eun-joo both see visions of a ghost in the house, and Su-mi suspects her stepmother of abusing her sister. Horror fans might be able to spot the Sixth Sense -style reveal that Su-yeon isn't really there since she's never really seen interacting with anyone but her sister.
The film is inspired by a Joseon Dynasty era folktale entitled Janghwa Hongryeon jeon , which has been adapted to film several times. The plot focuses on a recently released patient from a mental institution who returns home with her sister, only to face disturbing events between her stepmother and the ghosts haunting their house- all of which are connected to a dark past in the family's history. The film opened to very positive reviews from critics and won Best Picture at the Fantasporto Film Festival. A teenage girl, Su-mi Im Soo-jung , is being treated for shock and psychosis in a mental institution. She is released and returns home to her family's secluded estate in the countryside with her father Kim Kap-soo and younger sister Su-yeon Moon Geun-young , whom she is protective over. The sisters have a cold reunion with their stepmother, Eun-joo Yum Jung-ah. Eun-joo sleeps beside the sisters' father but he becomes uncomfortable and goes to sleep in the living room.