The Double Life of Véronique

The Double Life of Véronique ★★★½

March Around the World 2021

#27: Poland

Strange how a movie can feel so calm and serene while being so disorienting. The movie plays kind of like a series of different moods, and it took me a while to really get into it. When I did, it seemed like such a well realized portrayal of the melancholy confusion of life and the passage of time.

It's infinitely open to interpretation, and while I think I have a personal answer for some of the questions the movie poses, there are other aspects I don't quite know what to make of. Regardless of how you interpret it, the film is a captivating collection of colours and mysteries.

Surreal but grounded, confusing but easy to follow, sad but joyous, The Double Life of Véronique is certainly a worthwhile watch, but one I'll probably have to see again to truly know what I think.

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