Screened at The Frida Cinema
“Why… why two?”
“I handle them a lot when I perform. They get damaged easily.”
More than any other cinematic portfolio out there, every time I watch a Krzysztof Kieślowski film for the first time, I feel like I am looking at colors, shadows, and lights as if I were a child again. The intensity he and his DPs bring to the visuals often appear unmatched especially during the time that they came out. No way did Jean-Pierre Jeunet not use this movie in particular as a direct inspiration for the cinematography behind his smash hit Amélie (2001).
Whether it’s in the form of a lifeless POV or a dream-replicating sequence of events, The Double Life of Véronique is very much glued to the trial-process in “death” through the eyes of God. Kieślowski aches on the importance of intimate relatability and near identicalness that come from a single creationist’s children. Perhaps he is quite literally reflecting on his own work of characters throughout the decade. Yes.
“The Double Life of Véronique” is now available to stream on The Criterion Channel.