The Sisters

Penny McCann

1993, 17:45 minutes, Colour, English


Etchings on a gravestone tell the stark facts - three sisters who died on the same summer day in 1917. The present-day woman who discovers the gravestone is drawn irresistably to these women, and is compelled to uncover their lives and the tragic story of their shared young deaths. In a unique blend of women's social history and drama, The Sisters uses evocative and sensuous imagery to create a story that is at once both poignant and celebratory.

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Critical Writing

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