Irène Jacob is incandescent as both Weronika, a Polish choir soprano, and her double, Véronique, a French music teacher. The film follows both women as they contend with the ups and downs of their individual lives. Though unknown to each other, the two women share an enigmatic, emotional bond.
One of the most acclaimed films by Polish master Krzysztof Kieslowski (Dekalog, Three Colors), Veronique is a haunting, mysterious tale of connection, separation, and yearning, shot with the revered auteur’s visual finesse and carried by a powerful dual performance from Irène Jacob. Unforgettable.
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Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
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