The Double Life of Véronique ★★★

Really understanding the criticism I've heard sometimes directed at Kieslowski in that he's kind of the embodiment of the cliché "poetic European aueteur" in that he strives for emotional/visual "poetry" but doesn't seem capable of doing the emotional/narrative heavy-lifting needed for everything to coalesce into a satisfying whole. This is mostly directed at the theme of dual lives and Doppelgängers, which feels underutilized and like little more than a plot device, and the "poetry" displayed in the visuals (which most of the time feels try-hard, to be honest) loses a lot of the impact they could've had had the emotional narrative actually led to anything substantial. Gonna be watching Three Colors and all of the Dekalog eventually so hopefully Kieslowski impresses me more with those works.