The Double Life of Véronique

The Double Life of Véronique ★★

AKA Four Colors: Green.

Decided to watch another Kieślowski after finishing the Three Colors trilogy with my mom. Frustrating to rate it so low, but I feel like there's still a lot to appreciate. The colors and cinematography are just wonderful, and Irene Jacob gives a great performance as Weronika/Veronique.

The film, however, feels a little bit too abstract for its own good. Maybe I'm just a dumbass, but I definitely missed a lot of motifs/symbols that would enhance the viewing experience of this film. The movie has a hypnotizing quality to it, and it's pretty engaging from start to finish. However, it may be harder for me to truly appreciate arthouse films later at night, but the movie does consist of a lot of random scenes that don't mean much at first glance, which left me frustrated as a viewer. I kind of interpreted this film the same way I did with Enemy, so I don't know if that may have affected my expectations as well.

Willing to revisit this one in the future. The puppets/dolls were creepy as hell though. Also, Irene Jacob in the film's Letterboxd cover photo kind of looks like Michael Pitt from Funny Games.

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