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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
May 10, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 8, 2012
Retraces Sebald's steps, reuniting the novel's descriptions of actual places and spaces with their images and weaving in illuminating commentary from admirers (Rick Moody, Robert McFarlane).
May 8, 2012
This deconstructive pic never wields Sebald's subversive power but follows evocatively in his wake.
January 27, 2012
Gee, who made the award-winning Joy Division, conducts his quiet study with considerable skill...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 27, 2012
In keeping with the spirit of Sebald's writing, Gee's film is teasing, elegant and perhaps inevitably unresolved: an invitation as opposed to a destination.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 26, 2012
If you haven't read the book, you'll want to. If you have read the book, you'll want to read it again.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5