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Sometimes a film is so captivating that you find yourself staring at the screen long after the credits have ended. When this happens to us, we immediately want to share our experience. But not with just anyone. Our Members Only screenings present these rare, neglected, or simply amazing films to our inner circle of card-carrying cinephiles.

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October 23, 2017

The Double Life of Veronique
(La double vie de Véronique)

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Best Foreign Language Film
Golden Globes, 1992
Best Actress
Jury Prize
Cannes Film Fest
4stars "This is one of the most beautiful films I've seen"
  —Roger Ebert
"It is as beautiful and mysterious as a poem and its formal elegance and conviction are unarguable. What makes it a must-see, however, is the generous, unselfconscious passion of [Irène] Jacob's performance"
  —The Guardian
"The film is filled to dazzling with the vitreous and the translucent... We see through a glass darkly, and often confusingly, but at least we see"
  —New Yorker
"These parallel lives rhyme so tunefully through the reflective cinematography and sweeping score that any confusion or disbelief tends to melt away"
  —AV Club

In the wake of his subsequent triumphs, Three Colors: Blue, White, Red and The Decalogue, the film which opened up the work of Krzysztof Kieslowski to the world has been unjustly marginalized. The "double life" of a Polish opera singer and a French music teacher—both named Veronique, and both played by Irène Jacob—is a meditation on individualism, identity, and the connective and transformative power of music. Perhaps the more poignant and one of the most personal of Kieslowski's films, it is stunningly shot by Slawomir Idziak, with new music composed by Zbigniew Preisner—a film which is mysterious and haunting.

Directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski, Poland/Norway/ France, 1991, 98 mins. In Polish and French with English subtitles.

The screening will be preceded by a reception and followed by a discussion led by Facets Founder and Artistic Director, Milos Stehlik.


  • Monday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 pm


Facets Patron Circle Members and one guest admitted for free

There are no presale tickets—you must receive an invitation from us.

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