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Patience (After Sebald)

Synopsis
Film essay based on the work and life of German writer W.G. Sebald, with particular reference to his book The Rings of Saturn, a melancholy and atmospheric account of a walking tour of Suffolk, in which Sebald blends fiction, memoir, history and photography to create a powerful meditation on the oppressive weight of history and the fragile connections between the living and the dead, prompted by his journey through the bleak East Anglian landscape. The film traces Sebald’s path down the Suffolk coast and features contributions from writers Andrew Motion, Iain Sinclair and Marina Warner.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
2011
Subjects
History; Literature
Keywords
East Anglia; landscapes; Suffolk; W. G. Sebald

Credits

Director
Grant Gee
Contributor
Andrew Motion; Iain Sinclair; Marina Warner; Robert MacFarlane
Cast
Jonathan Pryce 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£15.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
86 minutes
Year
2012

Distributor

Name

Elevation Sales

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Notes
In 2007 the company was jointly acquired by Optimum Home Entertainment and Lionsgate UK.
 

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