Just a quick reminder for those Melbournians who are interested in the films of Krzyzstof Kieslowski. There is a screening of his La double vie de Véronique (The Double Life of Veronique, 1991) at 7.30pm tomorrow (Monday 24 June) at the Astor Theatre. I know nothing about this film, other than Véronique is played by Irène Jacob, who also starred in Kieslowski's sublime Three Colours: Red, as the main protagonist, Valentine Dussaut against the antagonist retired magistrate, played by Jean-Louis Trintignant.
At Cannes Film Festival 1991, Jacob won best actress award for her performance, while Kieslowski was honoured with winning the Ecumenic Jury and FIPRESCI awards for the film.
I consider Kieslowski one of the very best directors, and am making a point of seeing this film for the first time (I have the DVD, which hasn't been viewed yet). Screening after Véronique is Diva (Jean-Jacques Beineix, 1981). Beineix is probably best known for directing 37°2 le matin (Betty Blue, 1986).