Thursday, July 05, 2007

La Double vie de Véronique

Film: dream-like, meditative
DVD: stunning, definitive
Irène Jacob: poetry, beauty
Music: haunting, evocative

I saw this 1991 film for the first time about ten years ago (thank you, Yelena). It has now been released on a beautiful Criterion Collection DVD. The 2.0 audio track is magnificently detailed.

Miss Jacob won Best Actress at Cannes for her fearlessly committed performance as Weronika/Véronique, and deservedly so. She is in nearly every frame of the film. One cannot help falling/feeling for her.

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