Saturday, March 18, 2006

Double lives, divergent reviews ...

... from two leading British newspapers.



Tim Robey from The Telegraph (17/3/06):

The obsession with doubling is incorrigibly studenty. Jacob is forced to act a concept, rather than a pair of characters. And the showy cinematography bathes everything in the same sickly yellow light. It's really quite tough going.

Peter Bradshaw from The Guardian (17/3/06):

But the elusiveness of the film is precisely the point: it is as beautiful and mysterious as a poem and its formal elegance and conviction are unarguable. What makes it a must-see, however, is the generous, unselfconscious passion of Jacob's performance as a young woman - two young women - in love.

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See also these two articles from kamera.co.uk:

Kieslowski special: The Double Life of Veronique
Kieslowski special: the director today