The Double Life Of Veronique (La Double Vie De Veronique)


(out of 5)

Every single frame of Slawomir Idziak’s superb cinematography will bowl you over with its beauty. Beyond that, it also has character, depth and a stunning sense of mystery without every going overboard in its explanations.  is breathtaking in an unabashedly passionate performance as one woman living two lives, one as a passionate opera singer in Krakow and the other as a more emotionally reserved musician in Paris. How these two different but identical people connect and how they differ is not a matter of Hollywood science-fiction storytelling but an exploration of the heart.  Director Krzysztof Kieslowski’s ability to use film to tell such poetic tales without ever being a drag about it is a talent that is sorely missed in his absence.  Zbigniew Preisner’s haunting score is a plus.

Sidéral Productions, Canal+, Zespol Filmowy “Tor”, Norsk Film

France/Poland/Norway, 1991

Directed by

Screenplay by Krzysztof Kieslowski,

Cinematography by 

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by , ,

Film Editing by

Film Festivals:  Cannes 1991

Golden Globe Award Nomination
Best Foreign Language Film (France


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