The Double Life of Véronique

The Double Life of Véronique ★★★½

An impenetrable narrative guided by some of the most serene images put to the medium of film. The doppelgänger aspect doesn't fully connect on an emotional level (the climactic photo reveal left me feeling disconnected), but the sheer beauty photographed by cinematographer Sławomir Idziak develops its own poignant meaning, as scene after scene of golden/verdant hues layers upon each other like the most meticulous pop-up book. My first exposure with Polish director Krzysztof Kieślowski, his 1991 work The Double Life of Véronique, has me stunned. Excited to see more from Kieślowski, but hopefully his other work is anchored by a more accessible story.

61/100 - Recommended with Mild Reservations

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