The Department of French and Italian

French Film Series

Thu, April 30, 2009 | GAR 0.102

8:00 PM

Fifth film in the French Film series running from April 7th to May 5th. La Double vie de Véronique by Krysztof Kieslpwski (1991). The film follows the lives of a young woman first in Poland, Weronika, and then a young woman in France, Véronique, both played by Irène Jacob. Though unrelated, the two appear identical, share many personality traits, and seem to be aware of each other on some level, as if they are doppelgängers; but except for a brief glimpse through a bus window in Kraków, they never meet. After Weronika sacrifices everything in the pursuit of a singing career, Véronique abandons her own similar goal because of poor health and attempts to find an independent course for her life, while becoming involved with a manipulative man who is fascinated by clues to her double nature.

All the films begin at 8pm in GAR 0.102 and have English subtitles.

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