Ekran, Toronto’s Polish Film Festival and The Royal Cinema (608 College St.) will be screening master Polish director Krzysztof Kieślowski’s classic film The Double Life of Veronique, on Saturday, January 5th, 2019 at 8pm.
Director Krzysztof Kieślowski (photo cred. Wojciech Druszcz)
The Royal Cinema on College Street in Toronto
Irene Jacob as Weronika/Veronique
Kieślowski’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, emotional bond, which Kieślowski details in gorgeous reflections, colors, and movements. Aided by Slawomir Idziak’sshimmering cinematography and Zbigniew Preisner’s haunting, operatic score, Kieślowski creates one of cinema’s most purely metaphysical works. The Double Life of Véronique is an unforgettable symphony of feeling. (Source: The Criterion Collection)
The film was Kieślowski’s first to be produced partly outside of Poland, taking place in both Paris and Krakow. It won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury and the FIPRESCI Prize at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival for Krzysztof Kieślowski, and the Best Actress Award for Irène Jacob.
Come Join Ekran as we co-present this film with the Royal Cinema at 608 College St.
For Tickets Please CLICK HERE.