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Patience (After Sebald)2012

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Retracing the steps taken by W.G. Sebald (1944–2001) in his ground-breaking book ‘The Rings of Saturn’, PATIENCE (AFTER SEBALD) offers a unique exploration of the work and influence of the internationally acclaimed writer. Directed by Grant Gee (RADIOHEAD: MEETING PEOPLE IS EASY, JOY DIVISION), the film includes contributions from writers, artists and filmmakers such as Rick Moody, Adam Philips, Robert Macfarlane and Tacita Dean.

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A fine transposition of "Rings of Saturn" into the key of film, "Patience" expands our understanding of Sebald's themes while matching much of his style. Fans of the book should certainly enjoy this film; I've never tried watching the film before reading the book, but if nothing else the rich photograpy should interest those new to Sebald in beginning at one end or the other.

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A fine transposition of "Rings of Saturn" into the key of film, "Patience" expands our understanding of Sebald's themes while matching much of his style. Fans of the book should certainly enjoy this film; I've never tried watching the film before reading the book, but if nothing else the rich photograpy should interest those new to Sebald in beginning at one end or the other.

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beautiful film_i never read the book_don't know Sebald_but this is beautiful powerful & poetic_i really loved it & got lost in it

A Sebaldian approach to Sebald's great narrative. I appreciated all the "oblique" approaches from each contributor as the actual landscape of the walk is presented in this film. It manages to be a biography and a homage to the work and the writer. Well done.

Tremendous. One of the most powerful yet sublime documentaries on a writer I have ever seen.