Saturday, March 23, 2013

Movie Review: Patience (After Sebald) (2012)

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Patience (After Sebald) (2012) - Directed Grant Gee. 

By Kenny Howell

This is an interesting idea for a documentary, walking the path of a book, W.G. Sebald's The Rings of Saturn, but it ends up being a bit over indulgent.

The movie is a series of images of the area covered in the book with voice overs of people talking about the book, excerpts from the book, etc.

What it ends up feeling like is someone's graduate school project, not so much an engaging film. Not to say the subject isn't interesting, it sort of is, it just is in probably the wrong medium. Should be a lecture, not a feature documentary.

Rating: **

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