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The Patience Stone

R| 1 hr. 38 min.

Plot Summary
In a war-torn Muslim country, a woman (Golshifteh Farahani) alleviates her silent suffering by confessing her dreams, desires and secrets to her comatose husband.

Cast: Golshifteh Farahani , Hamid Djavdan , Hassina Burgan , Massi Mrowat , Mohamed Al Maghraoui , Malak Djaham Khazal , Hiba Lharrak , Aya Abida

Director: Atiq Rahimi

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

The Patience Stone (2012)

Release Date: August 14th, 2013|1 hr. 38 min.

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fan reviews ( 2 )
  • Anchoring the film is an outstanding performance from Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani, who plays the timid, nameless woman who comes to believe that her jihadist spouse - rendered silent by a bullet in the neck - is a "patience stone" that can absorb all the misery confided in it. show more

  • Farahani — seen in “Body of Lies” and “Chicken With Plums” — is equally vibrant in a performance, and a film, that dares us to listen. show more

  • A luminous central performance from Golshifteh Farahani distinguishes an ambitious if somewhat monotonously wordy adaptation of a prize-winning best-seller. show more

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