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/
From one elegy to another: "For the Beautiful is right at the margin of the Terrifying, which we can only just endure."-Rilke, the First Duino Elegy This is the most Beautiful film shot on video I've seen. And it is is Terrifying. A perfect film for those who want to dream while awake. To give it a fucking generic critical blurb, "Pure Cinematic Poetry."
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.