The Patience Stone (2012)
Syngué sabour, pierre de patience
Director: Atiq Rahimi
Those who do not know how to make love, make war.
Somewhere, in Afghanistan or elsewhere, in a country torn apart by a war… A young woman in her thirties watches over her older husband in a decrepit room. He is reduced to the state of a vegetable because of a bullet in the neck. Not only is he abandoned by his companions of the Jihad, but also by his brothers. One day, the woman decides to tell the truth to him about her feelings about their relationship to her silent husband. She talks about her childhood, her suffering, her frustrations, her loneliness, her dreams, her desires… She says things she could never have done before, even though they have been married for the past 10 years.
The Patience Stone Photo Gallery
Gijón International Film Festival – Best Actress (Golshifteh Farahani )
Hong Kong International Film Festival – SIGNIS Award
Istanbul International Film Festival 2013 – FACE Award
The Patience Stone Trailer