THE PATIENCE STONE (15)

Date Time
Tues 21st January 7.45pm
Weds 22nd January 7.45pm

Dir. Atiq Rahimi, Afghanistan/France/Germany/UK, 2012, 102 mins, subtitles
Golshifteh Farahani, Hamid Djavadan, Hassina Burgan

Based on the best-selling novel by Afghan-born Atiq Rahim, The Patience Stone is a bold, powerful and ultimately uplifting story of one woman’s resolve to break free from silence and oppression. In a country torn apart by a war, a beautiful young woman (Farahani, About Elly) is left alone to care for her wounded husband who has been in a coma for the past two weeks. For the very first time in her life she is able to confess her deepest feelings, believing he has become her ‘Patience Stone’, a magical stone which, according to Persian mythology, will deliver her from all her pain and torment.

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