The Double Life of Véronique

The Double Life of Véronique ★★★★½

Absolutely stunning. The puppetry, the music, the infinite panes of glass distorting scenes just-so. I'm kinda floored by just the mood of this thing and the questions it poses about grief and self knowledge.

And that's before you really even start on how incredible this is as a technical achievement w it's eerie almost-comfortable score and its dizzy and super mobile camerawork. You feel at once right in the moment with Veronique and at a total distance from her. What brilliant choices to hold for an extra shot-reverse when she's hiding from the puppeteer or to spend the extra moment watching her scarf dragging the ground.

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