The Double Life of Véronique

The Double Life of Véronique ★★★★★

This is my first Kieślowski film and I’m already completely in love with his creative vision/genius.

There were so many moments that I really felt like I was watching a Polish version of a Wong Kar Wai film; such great direction and unique framing of scenes, so many beautiful and interesting moments that are normally overlooked, such an amazing and dreamy colour palette, and not to mention the intriguing, dreamy and semi-trippy storyline.

The score was also really powerful and added so much to the film. I’m not much of an opera fan but I absolutely loved the opera scenes (that song!); totally beautiful, haunting and mesmerizing! Come to think of it, these are the 3 words I would use to sum up this film.

I really look forward to revisiting this. As most people have said after multiple rewatches; this film keeps on giving and growing on you (much like a WKW film!). And being that it’s only the morning after watching this, I can already understand why this is the case. I cannot stop thinking about it! I almost feel like the whole thing was a dream itself, and I already want to rewatch it so I can relive and rediscover all those amazing moments and feelings again. Great film!

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