Irène Jacob won the Best Actress prize at Cannes for her dual role as both Polish soprano Weronika and her double, French schoolteacher Véronique, in this haunting tale of identity and spiritual connections.
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With every shot constructed with the utmost precision & beauty, the Double Life of Veronique is an incredibly haunting & romantic film. Both a reverie on chance & coincidence and an exploration of existentialism, Kieslowski made one of his masterpieces & is one of the best artists to ever grace the art form. Irene Jacob gives a wonderful performance as well. A work of art to get lost in time after time, again & again
in love with everything he does, so... but yeah I understand this isn't the greatest by him therefore mixed feelings / reviews ..... but if you want to lay your eyes on some beautiful cinematography come and watch this
at first it didn't make sense at all,but then i''m mesmerized by the performance of Irene Jacob and the beautiful cinematography, and in the end i got my own interpretation of the subtle ending. First experience with Kieslowski's work and its priceless
I was worried when I finally got the chance to see this great film. I thought to myself that after watching the three colours trilogy and also hearing about this movie from others, it could not meet my expectations. I WAS WRONG. Other members of mubi have described this beautiful film in details so all I will say is just enjoy this masterpiece by Kieslowski.
This film is love, sex, death, sensuality, beauty, parenthood, mystery, the cinema, it is all these things at once. Irene Jacob is enrapturing in her youth and beauty. There is no other film as warm and rich and so compellingly human as The Double Life of Veronique, it is like a fond story remembered through the years.
Manages to do in one film what Kieslowski spread around the multi-part epics Dekalog and Trois Coleurs. Is it a political allegory, a mystical version of Short Cuts/Magnolia that proves we are all connected, or is it something as simple as a star vehicle? Maybe it's all, or none. Kieslowski allows his images to exist for their own sake; who wouldn't with such evocative poetry?