627. Two Sisters – Caroline Leaf

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SUMMARY: Two sisters, one of whom is terribly deformed, live on an isolated island, When a stranger arrives on the island, their world is turned upside down.

WHY IT’S HERE: Caroline Leaf’s ‘Two Sisters’ has the distinctive look that characterises all Leaf’s work. Etched directly onto tinted film stock, the film juxtaposes Leaf’s usual dark colours with flashes of vibrant blue and red, symbolising the contrast between the outside world and the dark captivity in which the intelligent but deformed Viola and her over-protective sister live. The story is short, simple but filled with possible connotations and the moody but ever-so-slightly hopeful atmosphere is beautifully reflected in Leaf’s shape-shifting etchings.

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