The Double Life of Véronique

The Double Life of Véronique ★★★★½

Week 16: January 9th-15th
Spiritually Significant Week

In a little bit of a rush to catch up on 12 unreviewed films from the last week so I'll be brief. It's a film where all the reactions will be individual and volumes have already been written anyway.

It manages so much composed beauty, almost on a frame by frame basis from the first scene to the last that the vagueness of it's sadness and it's lingering, one sided nude close ups don't really matter and it stuns you and moves you despite yourself. This is Euro arthouse at it's most gloriously euro and a truly beautifully made work.

I'm watching it as part of the spiritually significant week and i'm not sure it was that for me, but I was still in awe of the film making

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