The Double Life of Véronique

The Double Life of Véronique ★★★★½

The Double Life of Véronique is one of the most visually and thematically rich films I've ever had the pleasure of viewing. Throughout its runtime, it covers themes of love, pleasure, identity and grief all while soaking it in an incredible palette of warm yellows, greens and oranges. It explores the concept of the double in a really interesting way, choosing to forgo the cliché of them meeting and interacting, and instead only having them see each other once, yet having that one interaction play a very important role in their life.

Although it leaves many questions unanswered, I believe that this is the point of the film. You are not meant to understand what happens to these women, just as they don't understand it either. Instead, you feel what they feel as they go through their lives.

An incredible film, I loved it the whole way through.

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