The Double Life of Véronique

The Double Life of Véronique ★★★★

A melancholy dream like drama about identity and loneliness; focusing on the lives of two identical women; one from Poland and one from France. Krzysztof Kieślowski's precursor to his Three Colors Trilogy is beautifully filmed, bathed in green and augmented by sorrowful soundtrack. The plot is wayward and meandering - it's a film that is difficult to keep up with (probably warrants multiple watches) but somehow manages to be enchanting and mesmerising for the entire runtime. The way that the central idea is explored is really quite fascinating in its execution. Irène Jacob is great in the lead roles, and much of the film's success rests on her shoulders. It's a real slow burn but it hits hard in certain areas and there's a real focus on art - music, puppetry, stories. It's the kind of film that continues to haunt once it's over....I want to watch it again already!

March Around the World 2021 Challenge #23/30 - Poland

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