The Double Life of V%C3%A9ronique

The Double Life of Vronique French La double vie de Vronique , Polish Podwjne ycie Weroniki is a 1991 French and Polishlanguage drama film directed by Krzysztof Kielowski and starring Irne Jacob. Written by Kielowski and Krzysztof Piesiewicz, the film explores the themes of identity, love, and human intuition through the characters of Weronika, a Polish choir soprano, and her double, Vronique, a French music teacher. The two women do not know each other, and yet they share a mysterious and emotional bond that transcends language and geography. The film is notable for Sawomir Idziaks innovative cinematography and Zbigniew Preisners haunting operatic score. The film was Kielowskis first to be produced partly outside his native Poland. The Double Life of Vronique won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury and the FIPRESCI Prize at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival for Krzysztof Kieslowski, and the Best Actress Award for Irne Jacob. The film was selected as the Polish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 64th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.

In Poland in 1990, a young Polish woman named Weronika Irne Jacob is singing at an outdoor concert with her choir when a sudden downpour causes the singers to rush for cover. Weronika alone continues to hold the last note while the rain falls on her smiling face. After the concert, Weronika meets her boyfriend, Antek Jerzy Gudejko, and they go to his apartment to make love. The next day she asks her father to tell Antek she is leaving to be with her sick aunt in Krakw. She tells him that lately she feels shes not alone in the world.Weronika travels to Krakw by train looking out at the passing landscape through a small clear rubber ball. At her aunts house, Weronika talks about her boyfriend, then meets a friend at a concert rehearsal. As the choir rehearses, Weronika, who is watching offstage, accompanies them in a beautiful high soprano voice. Afterwards, the musical director asks her to audition. Overjoyed, Weronika rushes home with the sheet music. On the way, she passes through Main Market Square, where a protest rally is in progress. One protester runs into her, causing her to drop her music folder. After retrieving the sheet music, Weronika notices a French tourist taking photos of the protestorsa young woman who looks exactly like her. Weronika smiles as she watches her double board the tourist bus that soon pulls away. ........

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