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The Double Life of Veronique

Spine #359



Release:
Nov 21, 2006
$39.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • French Dolby Surround
  • English subtitles

The Double Life of Veronique

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Directed By: Krzysztof Kieslowski
Starring: Irène Jacob, Philippe Volter, Sandrine Dumas, Halina Gryglaszewka, Wladyslaw Kowalski, Jerzy Gudejko, Claude Duneton
Licensor: Image Entertainment

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Krzysztof Kieslowski'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, purely emotional bond, which Kieslowski details in gorgeous reflections, colors, and movements. Aided by Slawomir Idziak's shimmering cinematography and Zbigniew Preisner's haunting, operatic score, Kieslowski creates one of cinema's most purely metaphysical works. The Double Life of Veronique is an unforgettable symphony of feeling.

Supplements
  • Audio commentary by Annette Insdorf, author of Double Lives, Second Chances: The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski
  • Three short documentary films by Kieslowski: Factory (1970), Hospital (1976), and Railway Station (1980)
  • The Musicians (1958), a short film by Kieslowski's teacher Kazimierz Karabasz
  • Kieslowski�Dialogue (1991), a documentary featuring a candid interview with Kieslowski and rare behind-the-scenes footage from the set of The Double Life of Veronique
  • 1966-1988: Kieslowski, Polish Filmmaker, a 2005 documentary tracing the filmmaker's work in Poland, from his days as a student through The Double Life of Veronique
  • A 2005 interview with actress Irene Jacob
  • New video interviews with cinematographer Slawomir Idziak and composer Zbigniew Preisner

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