Patience (After Sebald) Reviews

June 18, 2013
The film is finally only an enjoyable tour, almost devoid of the book's resonances.
May 11, 2012
Sometimes the scenery is breathtaking, but more often the narration lends the landscape an interest it wouldn't otherwise have.
May 10, 2012
A visionary composition on a series of spoken reflections about a literary work - itself full of layered free-association - Gee's intricate, prismatic film might sound as if it must be buried in abstraction.
May 10, 2012
May 10, 2012
In a way, Patience is a lot like how one of its interview subjects describes an attempt to do Sebald's walk: He says he could retrace the steps, but not the experiences, or the revelations.
May 8, 2012
Curious souls new to this writer will discover a useful introduction (including passages from "The Rings of Saturn," read by the actor Jonathan Pryce) and a handy map.
January 4, 2019
Thoughtful, discursive and somewhat mesmeric, Patience (After Sebald) is an unusual piece of filmmaking, yet Gee's film functions well as a solid introductory primer to Sebald's books.
August 27, 2018
How do you unpick a literary work with a film camera? Ideally with plenty of imagination, which is what Gee has done here.
May 8, 2012
A fresh, strange, downbeat new entry to the "nonfiction art film" genre.
May 6, 2012
A wide-ranging piece of literary criticism brought to vivid cinematic life, bursting with ideas and inspired visual translations of them.