The Double Life of Véronique

La double vie de Véronique

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

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Dir. Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1991. 98 min. Color. DCP.
With Irène Jacob, Wladyslaw Kowalski, Halina Gryglaszewska
In French, Polish and Italian with English subtitles

Nominee Golden Globes for Best Foreign Language Film (1992)
Winner Best Actress for Irène Jacob at the Cannes Film Festival (1991)

Polish auteur Krzysztof Kieślowski gained international recognition with this mystical tale of the parallel lives of a French music teacher and a Polish singer who never meet but experience a mysterious connection. While it incorporates supernatural elements, Kieślowski’s hypnotic masterpiece is above all grounded in a poetic understanding of human emotions.

Playing both women, Irène Jacob delivers an unforgettably expressive, vulnerable performance recognized with the Best Actress Award at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival.

Intellectually well bred, it bewitches the eye.” — The New York Times