Two girls leave a mental hospital to return home with their father and their cruel stepmother. But things are not as they seem in this fascinating and creepy story that skilfully blends elements of psychological thriller, horror and ghost story.
It's very difficult to describe the plot without giving too much away. Suffice to say, it's a well paced and intriguing story, with a couple of fairly big twists in the third act. It feels quite complex as you're watching it, but things do become clear by the end.
Technically, it's a beautiful film. The camerawork and photography are stunning, and the use of lighting and colour are exceptional. Apparently the colour tones were achieved by lighting through tinted fabric, rather than using filters or digitally adjusting afterwards, and this really helps to heighten the emotion in the scenes. The score is interesting, using an unusual, light waltz music in some scenes, but otherwise relying on silence to build the tension - which works very well indeed. The acting is superb, from all the principle characters, but in particular from the two girls and the stepmother. Whoever was responsible for casting this, did a great job.
If you like a horror film to make you think, while giving you impressive visuals, moments of terrifying tension, and a story that will haunt you for the next day or two, I would have to recommend A Tale Of Two Sisters to you! 5/5