A richly textured essay film on landscape, art, history, life and loss. Patience (After Sebald) offers a unique exploration of the work of internationally acclaimed writer W.G. Max Scbald (1944 - 2001) via a walk through East Anglia tracking his most influential book, The Rings of Saturn. Grierson award winning filmmaker Grant Gee (Joy Division) directs the first film about Sebald internationally, marking ten years since the writer's untimely death, with contributions from major writers, artists and film-makers including Tacita Dean, Robert Macfarlane, Sir Andrew Motion, Rick Moody, Iain Sinclair and Marina Warner as well as the first feature film soundtrack by acclaimed composer and sound artist The Caretaker.
- Patience: After Sebald review by Swambi
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If you have read the book, enjoyed it and want an Open University style review, then go for this film. Otherwise you will find that although there are some interesting clips, most is a disjointed pastiche, referring to a book you know nothing about and combining commentary by a range of literary intellectuals with ancient film clips and random shots of the countryside.