The Double Life of Veronique (Classic Tuesdays)

Krzysztof Kieslowski, France/Poland/Norway, 1991

Irène Jacob, Wladyslaw Kowalski, Halina Gryglaszewska Rated 15 Run time 98 mins

This transcendent, lyrical and enigmatic tale of duality and yearning is one of the most acclaimed films by the Polish director of the Three Colours trilogy. Three Colours: Red star Jacob is utterly captivating in the twin roles of Veronique and Veronika, two young women leading totally separate lives in France and Poland, yet each strangely aware of the other’s presence. Aided by a haunting, operatic score, Kieslowski creates one of cinema’s most purely metaphysical works.

85% – Rotten Tomatoes

7.7/ 10 – IMDB

“Krzysztof Kieslowski’s “Double Life of Veronique” exemplifies a very distinctive kind of contemporary European film. Intellectually well bred, it bewitches the eye.”

“”The Double Life of Veronique” is Mr. Kieslowski’s most beautiful film to date but also, in its way, his most opportunistic. “

Metaphysical Equation in ‘The Double Life of Veronique’ – The New York Times