The Double Life of Veronique 2/04/20
Kieslowski's triumph here is to explore themes that would normally appear fanciful, cheesy or sentimental - a film about dopplegangers exploring existentialism just wouldn't work outside European cinema in my humble opinion.
It's a very "allied" war film as opposed to a European war film, and for that reason alone it will get many of the big awards.
The Arbor 1/13/20
But the way in which Barnard captures them and films the actors is quite brilliant.
References to Apocalypse Now and Lord of the Flies are inevitable, but it does feel as if the film is alluding towards a metaphor for the frailties of Colombia or other South American nations even though we're never even told where these events take place.