The Double Life Of Veronique


(out of 5)

Original title:  La Double Vie De Veronique

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

Cannes Film Festival 1991

Golden Globe Awards 1991

Independent Spirit Awards 1991.  

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