The Patience Stone

The Patience Stone
  • 2013
  • Afghanistan / France
  • 1h 42min
  • Directed by: Atiq Rahimi
  • Written by: Jean-Claude Carrière, Atiq Rahimi
  • Cast: Golshifteh Farahani, Massi Mrowat, Hamid Djavadan
  • UK release: 6 December 2013

In an unnamed Middle Eastern country in the throes of religious war, a young woman tends to her wounded and comatose husband. Over time she begins to tell him all the thoughts, resentments and secrets she has never told him during their marriage. Powerful and provocative drama by Afghani filmmaker Rahimi, anchored by Farahani's deeply-layered performance.

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The Patience Stone

11 Dec 20134 stars

A provocative drama about a wife and her comatose husband, set against a Middle East war

In an unnamed town in what could be Afghanistan, a young woman tends to her injured husband. A religious war is being fought around them, and while battling alongside his Muslim brothers the husband has taken a stray bullet in the neck. Now he is…

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