Visual poetry in The Double Life of Veronique

Sofía Korous Vázquez explores the exquisite visuals of a Kieślowski masterpiece. 

This past week FilmSoc screened Krzysztof Kieślowski’s The Double Life of Veronique (1991), a filmic whirlwind of poetic images that draws viewers under its spell with its bold yet delicate beauty. Every frame is magic; here are just some of my favourite images that embody The Double Life’s creative language.

Reflections, mirrored worlds, glass

Doubles, dualities

Worlds within worlds, marionettes

Beams of light, warm and cold

Interior spaces, greens, and reds

Camerawork, gliding, skew

The red frame

Kieślowski really out here making 5 seconds of red frame the most engrossing thing to ever grace a screen!

Later today, we are screening Children of Men. It’s free to all UCL students and no society membership is required. Come along!

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