A Tale of Two Sisters (장화, 홍련) (2003) | Faces of the Korean Woman


3 tickets: $20 || 5 tickets: $30
(U.P. $10 per ticket)

The bundle ticket packages are available for purchase only at Oldham Theatre’s Box Office. The box office will be open one hour before the earliest showtime of the day on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

A Tale of Two Sisters (이어도) (2003)

Director: Kim Jee Woon
Runtime: 115 minutes
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean with English subtitles
Rating: PG-13 (Horror)

2 November, Saturday - 8PM

In this modern take on an old Korean folktale, filial guilt and trauma are the name of the game. Su-mi is happily reunited with her sister Su-yeon after being released from an institution, but neither are thrilled about returning home. Their widowed father has remarried, with new wife Eun-joo presiding over their home, which the girls resent Eun-joo for. They try their best to resume everyday life until strange events start occurring. Shadowy figures appear in unlikely places, keepsakes are vandalized, everyone is gripped by suspicion. As unexplained incidents pile up, the house seethes with hushed accusations, sexual tension, and abuse. But are the specters just in Su-mi’s mind, or are unearthly spirits manipulating the household?

To Note:
- All film screenings are held at Oldham Theatre, National Archives of Singapore.
- Tickets can be purchased at the Oldham Theatre Box Office. The box office will be open one hour before the earliest showtime of the day on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
- Concession tickets apply to Students (Local & Overseas), Full-time National Servicemen (NSF), and Senior Citizens (55 years old and above) only.
- Please check the film rating before purchase of tickets. Please note that you may be asked to present your ID at the door (this applies to concession tickets as well).



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About Faces of the Korean Woman
6 Oct - 17 Nov | Oldham Theatre

To commemorate 100 years of Korean cinema in 2019, the Asian Film Archive presents Faces of the Korean Woman, a film programme that explores the multi-faceted portrayal of women throughout Korean film history from the 1930s to the 2010s.

As the figure of the Korean woman moves through tumultuous periods of Korean history―from the Joseon Dynasty, to the Park Chung-hee era, up to the contemporary times of neoliberalism―we see various interpretations of girlhood and womanhood manifested on screen, albeit through a predominantly male-oriented lens. They oscillate between the virtuous and the vampish, the pitiful and the horrific, the subjugated and the fiercely independent.

Featuring historically important early classics, popular genre films and critically acclaimed works by iconic male and female Korean directors, the programme’s 24 female character-driven films hope to offer a retrospective view on female representation in Korean cinema, and open up new perspectives through the restoration of their faces within the cinematic imaginary.

Supported by the Korean Film Archive (KOFA)

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Sat Nov 2, 2019
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM SGT
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