Krzysztof Kieślowski’s international breakthrough remains one of his most beloved films, a ravishing, mysterious rumination on identity, love, and human intuition. Irène Jacob is incandescent as both Weronika, a Polish choir soprano, and her double, Véronique, a French music teacher. Though unknown to each other, the two women share an enigmatic, emotional bond, which Kieślowski details in gorgeous reflections, colors, and movements. Aided by Slawomir Idziak’s shimmering cinematography and Zbigniew Preisner’s haunting, operatic score, Kieślowski creates one of cinema’s most purely metaphysical works. The Double Life of Véronique is an unforgettable symphony of feeling.

dir. by Krzysztof Kieslowski

  • Feature
  • France, Poland
  • 1991
  • 97 minutes
  • Color

English subtitles

Directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski

Written by: Krzysztof Kieslowski , Krzysztof Piesiewicz

Director of photography: Sławomir Idziak

Music: Zbigniew Preisner

Irène Jacob  –  Weronika / Véronique
Halina Gryglaszewska
Kalina Jedrusik
Aleksander Bardini
Wladyslaw Kowalski
Jerzy Gudejko
Janusz Sterninski
Philippe Volter
Sandrine Dumas

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