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The Double Life of a Mystic

The Double Life of a Mystic

Krzysztof Kieślowski’s beautiful, surreal, baffling movie, “The Double Life of Veronique (1991)” has always haunted me. Irene Jacob’s performance is mesmerizing, seductive, tragic, the music veers to the edge of extremis, and the poetry of the celluloid images moves into uncharted cinematic territory. It’s arguably Kieślowski’s greatest work, though many critics give the nod to his “Decalogue.” Watch this video on YouTube  The uncanny. Rilke’s dolls. The impossibility of perfect twins across the globe. But they exist. France, Poland, but…

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