Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
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Fri, Sep 6, 2019
7:30pm

A SHORT SERIES ABOUT KRZYSZTOF KIEŚLOWSKI
Double Feature!
THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE / BLIND CHANCE
THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE
LA dOUBLE VIE DE VÉRONIQUE
1991, Janus Films, 98 min, France, Poland, Norway, Dir: Krzysztof Kieślowski

Irène Jacob earned a Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival for her dual performances as Polish singer Weronika and French music teacher Véronique, look-alikes who share a mysterious connection despite the brevity of their sole encounter. A beautiful meditation on synchronicity, intuition and the magic hidden in our everyday lives. “The film takes us completely into its world, and in doing so, it leaves us with the impression that our own world, once we return to it, is far richer and portentous than we had imagined.” - Hal Hinson, The Washington Post. In French and Polish with English subtitles.


BLIND CHANCE
PRZYPADEK
1981, Janus Films, 123 min, Poland, Dir: Krzysztof Kieślowski

Before he stunned the cinematic world with the epic series THE DECALOGUE and the THREE COLORS trilogy, the great Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieślowski made his first work of metaphysical genius, this unforgettable drama about the difficulty of reconciling political ideals with personal happiness. The film follows Witek (the magnetic Bogusław Linda), a medical student with an uncertain future in communist Poland; Kieślowski dramatizes Witek’s journey as a series of different possibilities, suggesting that chance rules our lives as much as choice does. First suppressed and then censored by the Polish government, BLIND CHANCE is here presented in its complete original form.


Both films in Polish with English subtitles. | Screening format: DCP
Egyptian Theatre • Fri, Sep 6, 2019 • 7:30pm

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