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Patience (After W. G. Sebald)
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"A worthy tribute to an unclassifiable masterpiece, Patience (After Sebald) is an homage that avoids the traps of slavish imitation. It's less an adaptation of 'The Rings of Saturn' than an expansion of it and not just that, less a feat of literary criticism than something more elusive, a film that uses the tools of cinema to evoke the experience and the pleasure of reading." --Dennis Lim, LA Times
"Wonderful. Patience is not in any simple sense about The Rings of Saturn. It is about the experience of reading The Rings of Saturn.'" --Michael Wood, Artforum
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"Patience" is a collage of visual images as well as verbal reflections. Most of the images are black and white, grainy, loosely cropped, seemingly almost random; thus they are patently an imitation of the odd snapshots that Sebald sprinkled on his pages, photos that look both informal and inconsequential until you place them mentally in the text. The fact that Sebald manipulated his photos mechanically to make them look 'naive' is another thing I learned from the film. The implication is startling. Sebald's simplicity and sincerity were not achieved without deliberate craft.
The 90-minute film is constructed as a 'pilgrimage' along the same walking route Sebald described in his book "The Rings of Saturn." Places Sebald visited are revisited.Read more ›
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Amazingly the film captures the mood and some of the ideas of Sebald in an effective and stirring manner. Read morePublished on February 18, 2014 by RVK
Set mostly around East Anglia - where Sebald spent much of his professional working life - PATIENCE looks at his life and work, as well as considering his idiosyncratic style of... Read morePublished on January 21, 2014 by Dr. Laurence Raw
I haven't be able to watch this undoubtedly highly interesting documentary as it is not compatible with our region. I don't know what to do about itPublished on October 26, 2013 by Tj. de Boer