The Double Life of Véronique

The Double Life of Véronique ★★★★★

A film about the obscure connections we feel with the rest of the world. Be they family or complete strangers; be it with love, admiration, or even fear. Kieslowski weaves in and out of these ideas with dreamlike ambiance and with a bold, but gentle spirituality.

The film follows the lives of French and Polish doppelgängers Veronique and Veronica. No relation, they aren't even aware the other exists but they share an emotional tie unlike any other. The film unfolds like a melody, the scenes within unfolding like poetry. Cutting on your splash of a puddle, watching the powder concrete of your brick walls fall around you, staring silently whilst an army surrounds you. The result is a film that turns the ordinary into something soulful and utterly poignant.

A new favourite film, a new favourite colour palette and Kieslowski is quickly becoming a new favourite filmmaker.

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