The Double Life of Veronique

Krzysztof Kieślowski’s exploration of self The Double Life of Veronique is a subtly surreal and beautiful film, yet much of our conversation is centered around coming to terms with the essays included in the Criterion release, particularly the one written by Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek.

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Insomnia

We continue a string of guest appearance from Stephen Goldmeier with the original Insomnia and a discussion on the merits of remakes as well as the problems with subtitles in multi-lingual works (especially when dialectical tribalism may be important to characterization). That sounds a lot more clinical than the discussion actually is.

Erik Skjoldbjærg's 1997 film debut is a psychological thriller starring Stellan Skarsgard in his best role as the protagonist with sleep and guilt issues. We can't help but compare it to Christopher Nolan's 2002 remake, also a debut of sorts for the British-American director as it's his first major studio work, but I hope we do justice to the original nonetheless.