“This movie achieves a rare grace: it tells a story that could only exist in the form of a movie (or, perhaps, as a piece of poetry).”
—The Austin Chronicle
“History may have sidelined THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE, but that is not to say the film has not lasted.”
“Compelling, challenging and irresistibly beautiful, this delicate metaphysical masterpiece only emphasizes how much cinema lost through Krzysztof Kieślowski’s tragically early death.”
Irène Jacob excels in a dual role in Krzysztof Kieślowski’s breakthrough film playing both a Polish singer and her physically identical double, a French music teacher. Though the two have never met, they share a metaphysical connection, which Kieślowski explores with breathtaking cinematic virtuosity.