Galway City of Film Screening of The Double Life of Veronique for EU50

EU50 Screening
EU50 Screening

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  • EU50
  • French
  • galway city of film
  • Polish
  • screening


Galway City of Film, led by Ardán, and supported by Galway City Council, will host a free screening for a European Night of Film at the Pálás Cinema on 11th May 2023 at 7pm, to celebrate EU50.

We’ll also be hosting a pre-screening reception at 6pm in the Pálás Bar, and we are delighted to be joined by the Mayor of Galway, Mayor Councillor Clodagh Higgins, and the Polish Consulate for the Republic of Poland in Limerick, Ireland, Patrick O’Sullivan, who will both say a few words!

The Double Life of Veronique (1991), directed by Krysztof Kieslowski is two parallel stories about two identical women; one living in Poland, the other living in France. In the story, the two women don’t know each other, but their lives are nevertheless profoundly connected. (IMDb).  

The film garnered a Golden Globe nomination as well as several wins at Cannes Film Festival. 

“The elusiveness of the film is precisely the point: it is as beautiful and mysterious as a poem and its formal elegance and conviction are unarguable. What makes it a must-see, however, is the generous, unselfconscious passion of Jacob’s performance as a young woman – two young women – in love” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian 

Galway City of Film (Ceantar Scannán) is a UNESCO designation held jointly by Galway City Council and Galway County Council since 2014, and managed on their behalf by Ardán. 

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