From a misty night into the dark exposition rooms of a museum to ponder philosophically at paintings by ‘Pieter Jansz Saenredam’ , ‘Hercules Pieterszoon Seghers’ , Hendrikus van de Sande Bakhuyzen, Andreas Schelfhout, Vincent van Gogh, Pieter Bruegel, Charles Henri Joseph Leickert.
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One of the best things I have ever seen in Cinema. I've been re-watching whole sequences from it over the last months, and every time I feel like dreaming of floating on a canvas from the Romantic era. Just a very few directors can craft films like this one, nowadays.
100/100 - Open montage, the use of nondescript (yet no less arresting nor beautiful), non representational images, which resonate both forwards and backwards throughout a film, like refrains in the use of a tonic/key note in music, leaves the film’s sense of time unbroken. Elegy of a Voyage is perfectly observational and contemplative. Review: http://aestheticsofthemind.com/2015/09/20/elegy-of-a-voyage-sokurov-2001/