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The Double Life of Veronique

Dir: Krzysztof Kieslowski (1991)
with Irene Jacob

It’s the music that moves me first. Always with Kieslowski’s films, it’s the music. Always composed by Zbigniew Preisner, and often in the guise of his alter ego, Van Den Budemeyer who indeed makes an appearance here – possibly the director’s way of acknowledging the importance of Preisner’s scores in his movies, that they are like characters in themselves. 973 more words


Trois Couleurs: Rouge (1994) Explanation

The small sphere of Trois Couleurs: Rouge is like a pumping heart full of red cars, red doors and red posters. In it, its inhabitants are practically running into each other, affecting each other’s lives in a world where the past and the present are symbolically intertwined: the judge, Joseph Kern, and his past are represented by the evolving relationship of Augustine and Karin, while Valentine and her boyfriend signify the future. 688 more words


Trois Couleurs: Blanc (Three Colours: White)

Dominique (Julie Delpy) steps out of the church into white light; she’s an unobtainable bride, too pure and too radiant to be made love to by her hapless Polish hairdresser husband. 578 more words

French Movie Reviews

The Revenant embodies primal hostilities that motivate men to extremes -- a film review

In the cold winter of early America, a group of trappers and hunters are ambushed by a band of Arikara Indians. The few who survive the merciless attack retreat to base camp. 726 more words


The Double Life of Veronique (1991)

Krzysztof Kieslowski’s The Double Life of Veronique fills an ethereal world full of dancing light, soft hues, and faint reflections. It’s beautifully muted visuals complement a wonderfully mysterious story. 587 more words

Long Review

A Short Post About Killing

Here are two literary references to the taking of human life.

The first one is from Henryk Sienkiewicz, recipient of the 1905 Nobel Prize in Literature. 366 more words

Zbigniew Preisner

Zbigniew (pronounced ZBEEG-nyev) Preisner is a Polish composer of contemporary classical music most famous for his collaborations with the acclaimed Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieślowski ( 160 more words