This visually appealing video essay, put together by Cristina Álvarez López with an accompanying essay for Transit, crafts an intriguing parallel with two major works from two of cinema’s veritable masters: Krzysztof Kieslowski’s gorgeously metaphysical achievement The Double Life Of Veronique (1991) and David Lynch’s digital video masterpiece Inland Empire (2006).

López draws on both films’ narrative frameworks concerning interconnected identities to tease out image-based and conceptual comparisons between the two movies. The video is broken up into several chapters, each one introducing a singular idea and then presenting its proposed dualities through clips played in single-frame and multi-juxtaposed-frame forms.

The results are quite striking.