The Double Life of Véronique

The Double Life of Véronique ★★★★

So much to unpack here... Beautifully shot, well acted, and perfectly bizzare, I really liked this. I loved the use of color in this film and when combined with the framing I found myself entranced by it's surreal art-house style. Irène Jacob is as classically gorgeous as she is phenomenal in her role, and her supporting cast delivers memorable performances.

I did think the story was a little confusing especially on a first watch. It has a unique poetic touch to itself that is warm and inviting, but it feels like it also doesn't fully embrace what it was trying to say at times. This left me scratching my head in some parts. However, it is still fresh so maybe I just need some time to dwell on it. I also felt like it loses itself somewhere in the middle from a pacing perspective. Luckily it's able to stick the landing with a well placed thought provoking final act that can't be described as anything less than sublime.

Overall I really enjoyed this. Although the pacing and story can be a little strange at times, it has an undeniable charm that I couldn't take my eyes off of. I would certainly watch it again, and I think I may have to if I want to fully understand it's intricacies.

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