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The Double Life of Veronique [videorecording]

MK2 ; producer, Leonardo de la Fuente ; screenplay, Krzysztof Kieślowski & Krzysztof Piesiewicz ; director, Krzystztof Kieślowski
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Weronika is a Polish choir soprano, and her double, Véronique, is a French music teacher. Though they are unknown to each other, the two women share an enigmatic, purely emotional bond. The two were born on the same day and each senses that somewhere there exists another person with whom their lives are intertwined.
Director
Krzystztof Kieślowski
Performers
Irene Jacob, Philippe Volter, Sandrine Dumas, Halina Gryglaszewska, Władysław Kowalski, Jerzy Gudejko, Claude Duneton.
Release Date
1991
Run Time
97 min.
Language
In Polish and French with English subtitles
Notes
  • Title and credits from container and booklet.
  • Videodisc release of a 1991 motion picture.
  • Special features: Disc one: Newly restored high-definition digital transfer; audio commentary by film scholar Annette Insdorf; three short documentary films by Kieślowski: "Factory" (1970), "Hospital" (1976), and "Railway station" (1980); "The musicians" (1958), a short film by Kieślowski's teacher Kazimierz Karabasz; U.S. ending. Disc two: "Kieślowski - dialogue" (1991), a documentary; rare behind-the-scenes footage; "1966-1988: Kieślowski, Polish filmmaker", a 2005 documentary; new video interviews with cinematographer Sławomir Idziak and composer Zbigniew Preisner; a 2005 interview with actress Irène Jacob; a booklet featuring new essays by Jonathan Romney, Slavoj Zizek, and Peter Cowie, and excerpts from "Kieślowski on Kieślowski."
Variant Title
Double vie de Véronique
Awards Note
Cannes Film Festival, 1991: Best Actress (Irène Jacob) ; FIPRESCI Prize (Krzysztof Kiewlowski) ; Prize of the Ecumenical Jury (Krzysztof Kieslowski).
Edition
Special ed. double-disc set; Widescreen
Series
The Criterion Collection
Criterion Collection
Series Statement
The Criterion collection ; 359
Criterion collection 359
Contents
  • Disc 1. Feature film
  • disc 2. Special features.
ISBN
1934121053
Credits
Director of photography, Sławomir Idziak ; editor, Jacques Witta ; original music, Zbigniew Preisner.
Published
[Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection ; Chatsworth, CA : Distributed by Image Entertainment, c2006.
Publisher no.
CC1657D Criterion Collection
Related Resources
Internet Movie Database Summary and Reviews
Description
2 videodiscs (97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (57, [6] p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm.)
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.66:1, enhanced for 16:9 TVs) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo., NTSC
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