Krzysztof Kieślowski’s 1991 doppelgänger tale is an enigmatic paean for the director’s yearning for the artistic freedoms promised by the collapse of The People’s Republic of Poland. Two young women, one called Veronique and one called Weronika lead totally separate lives in France and Poland. They’re unrelated and have never met, but are spiritually aware of each other. Kieślowski’s capacity to mesmerise disorientates the audience and demands the film’s elusive narrative to be read on a more sensual level. Hauntingly scored by Zbigniew Preisner and beautifully shot by Sławomir Idziak, The Double Life of Veronique is a hypnotic amalgamation of style and visual storytelling.