Saturday, November 26, 2005

Day 18: "The Double Life of Veronique"

Director: Krzystof Kieslowski 1991
Co-written and directed by Kieslowski before he embarked on his "Three Colors" series (see days 3, 10 and 15), this film is mysterious, mystifying and hypnotic as it tells the story of two women, one in Poland and one in France, who are linked by physical and emotional similaritities. Despite that, they never meet--although one glimpses the other during a student demonstration. Both Veroniques are played by the wonderful Irene Jacob. Not an easy movie to decipher (meaning I'm not sure what Kieslowski was shooting for, but you might have a profound insight. If so, please share with me).


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