Miguel’s review published on Letterboxd:
MY THOUGHTS ON THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VÉRONIQUE
The Double Life of Véronique follows a music teacher and a choir singer. Both women are trying to find a place in the world and are similar in more than just appearance.
I’ve always been entertained with the idea that there’s at least one living person that looks exactly like you and TDLoV uses the doppelgänger trope in a fresh way. It wasn’t scary but beautiful. It made me think of the many ways ideas can be reused and how they can succeed if they are executed correctly. It’s the kind of film I would want to make.
The film explores ideas of duality, life, death and other philosophical aspects. These themes give the film many layers that I’m not confident enough to go in-depth because it was only my first viewing but I know I will continue to revisit it.
After watching the film I wasn’t very concerned with what the film meant but rather how it made me feel. Both of these characters are dealing with loneliness but in different ways. The extreme close ups, camera angles and use of color enhanced my experience while watching it.
I can’t describe it but I felt some sort of connection with the film. I’ve been thinking about it ever since and every time I think about it I appreciate it more. It was a great film to end the year with.