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The Patience Stone
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Film: Pierre de Patience by Atiq Rahimi, co-écrit avec Jean-Claude Carrière

From 15/03/2013 at 21:00 to 18/03/2013 at 21:15



The Patience Stone by Atiq Rahimi, co-written with Jean-Claude Carrière

(Dir Atiq Rahimi, France, 2012, 98min) Drama / In Farsi with English subtitles

Official selection Toronto International Film Festival 2012

Adapted from his own acclaimed 2008 novel, The Patience Stone is Atiq Rahimi’s answer to the question: what does it mean to be a woman in a world ruled by religion and violence? This stunning dramafocuses on the plight of women ruled by archaic laws and traditions. In a war-torn neighbourhood in Afghanistan, a woman cares for her husband, who has been in a coma for over two weeks. Sitting in silence hour after hour, the woman begins a one-sided conversation with her comatose husband. For the first time, she feels he is listening to her. And she begins to reflect on her life. Slowly but surely, the reflections become confessions. And we learn to what lengths a woman will go to avoid abandonment and rejection. As intricate and heartfelt as the original novel, The Patience Stone reveals the complicated inner workings of one woman’s mind, and her secret life in a world circumscribed by patriarchy and custom.



15 March 2013 9pm at Curzon Soho

18 March 2013 9.15pm at Ritzy Picturehouse

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