The Double Life of Veronique
DIRECTOR: KRZYSZTOF KIESLOWSKI
CAST: IRèNE JACOB, HALINA GRYGLASZEWSKA, KALINA JEDRUSIK, ALEKSANDER BARDINI
Conversation and Musical Discussion with Krzysztof Kieślowski Scholar Annette Insdorf and Two-Time Academy Award Nominee Nicholas Britell
The film that introduced Kieślowski to an international audience, metaphysical mystery The Double Life of Véronique features an extraordinary Irène Jacob in a double role, playing Weronika, a soprano in a Polish choir, and Véronique, a French music teacher. The two doppelgangers encounter one another only once, but they are bonded by a much deeper synchronicity, which finds expression in Zbigniew Preisner’s superlative score and Slawomir Idziak’s exquisite cinematography.