The Patience Stone

Screenings

2013 Season
London

What does it mean to be a woman in a world ruled by religion and violence? A poetic and politically charged allegory, The Patience Stone focuses 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 takes the advice of her aunt and begins a one-sided conversation with her comatose husband. For the first time in her life, she feels he is listening to her. And she begins to reflect on her life.

Filmmaker(s): 
Atiq Rahimi
Year: 
2012
98m
Genre: 
Drama