The Patience Stone

Still from The Patience Stone

The Patience Stone

Friday, 29 March 2019, 20:00

Venue: (see Locations and Tickets for further details)

Programme category: Forest Row Film Society

Director: Atiq Rahimi, Afghanistan/France 2013, 102 mins, 15

“As intended The Patience Stone is a mighty provocation: a scream of rage against a repressive religious patriarchy and a film to singe a mullah’s scalp.” The Boston Globe

In war-torn Afghanistan a woman releases her anguish by confessing her frustrations, desires and secrets to her much older husband, a wounded and unconscious mujahid. He becomes the legendary ‘patience stone’ which absorbs the misery of those who confide in it and then shatters.

“A beautiful and haunting Afghan film about love, devotion, and a woman’s duty, a remarkable feminist story from the unlikeliest place on the planet.” FlickFilosopher

Further reading

  1. New York Times
  2. Washington Post
  3. The Guardian
  4. RogerEbert.com
  5. Huffington Post

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