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Film Info
Patience (After Sebald)

Film Information

Exhibition Title Patience (After Sebald)
Original Title Patience (After Sebald)
English Title Patience (After Sebald)
Director Grant Gee
Year 2011
Format HD
Colour B&W
Duration 82'
  • Dirección / Director: Grant Gee
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Grant Gee
  • Edición / Editing: Jerry Chater, Grant Gee
  • Producción / Producer: Gareth Evans, Di Robson, Sarah Caddy
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Artevents
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As it already happened in Joy Division, you could say this is a perfectly conventional documentary, at least since it’s structured in a series of interviews. The thing is Grant Gee usually keeps only the voices and relegates the faces to a discreet background and –sometimes literally– the shades and darkness. The voices of the people interviewed (Iain Sinclair, Tacita Dean, among others), the music of The Caretaker (Schubert’s “Winterreise” emerging from oblivion) and, of course, W.S. Sebald’s The Rings of Saturn (read by Jonathan Pryce) still survive, because this film, rather than a documentary about Sebald, is a tour through the landscapes of Suffolk that inspired the German author for his tour through that region of Eastern England. A landscape film that ends up becoming the best possible literary adaptation.

Jaime Pena

Schedule for this film

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