Nancy Meckler – Sister My Sister (1994)


Such Devoted Sisters
The true story behind “Sister My Sister” has intrigued artists for 50 years, and who can blame them? It is an irresistible dark tale of murder, incest and class struggle, an event so bizarre that a novelist might hesitate to invent it. In 1934, in a provincial village in France, two sisters named Christine and Lea worked as maids for a stern middle-aged matron and her grown daughter. The sisters began an incestuous relationship. One day, when Madame and her daughter returned home, sure to be on a rampage because the iron had blown the fuses in the house, the maids murdered their employers. Continue reading