Jagten (The Hunt)

Does a misunderstanding or misconception ever correct itself? In stories, misconceptions often place themselves at the center, sometimes spinning the entire tale around. Mostly, in the end, people speak up, and miraculously the fog lifts. Not so in the crisp and stony reality from Thomas Vinterberg. In his movie, he marks out how it is … Continue reading Jagten (The Hunt)

And so they are ever returning to us, the dead

Sebald's characters live in memories and the past - this is perhaps the least kept secret about his books. Their dead keep returning to them, the possibilities of their own deaths continue to haunt them - until they can bear it no more and often embrace that death which has been following them. In Emigrants, … Continue reading And so they are ever returning to us, the dead