The Patient Stone

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102 min | Drama | War

Director: Atiq Rahimi | Writers: Jean-Claude Carrière, Atiq Rahimi (novel) | Stars: Golshifteh Farahani, Hamid Djavadan, Hassina Burgan

Opens Friday, October 11

Author Atiq Rahimi’s adapts his own bestselling novel about a Muslim woman whose paralyzed husband unconsciously assumes the role of syngué sabour, which shields her from the sorrows of life in her war-torn village. Her unnamed Middle Eastern country caught up in the insurrection, the loyal, thirty-something wife faithfully sits watch over her vegetative husband, who has been all-but forgotten by his brothers and fellow Jihadists. Over time, she gathers the courage to tell her husband all of the things she had remained silent about during their 10 years of marriage. Throughout the course of their conversations, she speaks frankly of the disappointments, sorrows, and sacrifices that have made her life so difficult throughout the previous decade. Only in the company of her aunt, an understanding prostitute, does the despondent woman find any true comfort. Only weeks later, when the isolated wife enters into a relationship with a young soldier, does she begin to reveal the woman who she had kept locked up deep inside ever since the day she was married. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi


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