This time on the podcast, Scott is joined by David Blakeslee and Trevor Berrett to discuss Krzysztof Kieślowski’s The Double Life of Véronique.
About the film:
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.
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Watch the trailer:
- The Double Life of Véronique (1991) – The Criterion Collection
- The Double Life of Véronique: Through the Looking Glass – The Criterion Collection
- The Double Life of Véronique: The Forced Choice of Freedom – The Criterion Collection
- Kieślowski’s Muse – The Criterion Collection
- The Double Life of Véronique (1991) – IMDb
- The Double Life of Véronique – Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia
- The Dizzying Hall of Mirrors That is The Double Life of Véronique
- Roger Ebert’s Great Movies Essay
- Scott Nye (Twitter / Battleship Pretension)
- David Blakeslee (Twitter / Criterion Reflections)
- Trevor Berrett (Twitter / Mookse and Gripes)
Music from this episode is by Zbigniew Preisner.