From the uncompromising vision of Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) comes Elegy Of A Voyage - two short films caught in the cross-section of painting and film. In Elegy Of A Voyage, Sokurov crosses vast landscapes, sails the high seas, and stumbles through congested cities to arrive at the doors of the empty Boijmans Museum in Rotterdam. Only then does he discover that the goal of his voyage was to bask in the power of "St. Mary’s Square," a beautiful landscape by Peter Saenredam. In Hubert Robert, A Fortunate Life, Sokurov meditates on the work of French romantic painter Hubert Robert, whose paintings of lost ruins evoke the same nostalgia and lyricism of Sokurov’s own films. With the ambience of tone poems, Sokurov’s two films serve as moody confessionals of the director’s personal style and peculiar tastes.