The Double Life of Véronique

The Double Life of Véronique ★★★½

This was an interesting movie with a lot of style, which is to expect from Krzysztof Kieslowski, but it felt like it did too little with it’s themes and took the story in a weird direction. 
The story follows the Polish woman Weronika and the French woman Véronique, who have never met, but despite them living different lives in different countries, they still look identical and they subconsciously share a spiritual connection. 
This sounds very interesting and it occasionally were, but I think the movie explored their connection way too little and we didn’t get a clear picture of how it had affected their lives and instead we mostly just followed them individually. 
The movie was full of great shots and scenes, which made it a visual masterpiece, but the many great moments never really came together for me and our two main characters felt very disconnected most of the time.
Irène Jacob gave a great performance or should I say performances, since she played both the women, and she was very likable and fit the movie’s atmosphere perfectly. 
Overall it was a pretty good movie, but I simply just expected a little more.

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