Patience (After Sebald): under the sign of Saturn | Sight & Sound

The first time I saw Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker - when it was broadcast by Channel 4 in the early 1980s - I was reminded of the Suffolk landscapes where I had holidayed as a child. The overgrown pillboxes, the squat Martello towers, the rusting groynes that resembled gravestones: they all added up to a ready-made science-fiction scene.