The Patience Stone

The Patience Stone

The Patience Stone

Afghanistan wartime drama based on director Atiq Rahimi’s Prix Goncourt-winning novel. A partly allegorical tale, The Patience Stone follows a Muslim wife (Golshifteh Farahani) tending to her formerly abusive soldier husband who now lies comatose after being shot at war. With him in her care, she is able to speak to him for the first time without fear of censorship.

2012Rating: M, Violence, offensive language and sex scenes98 minsAfghanistan, FrancePersian with English subtitles
DramaWarWorld Cinema
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Variety

Variety

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Sensual and horrifying, The Patience Stone plays like a mesmerizing, modern take on the tales of Scheherazade and a parable on the suffering of Afghan women.

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Time Out

Time Out

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Better to think of this as a star vehicle for Farahani, who almost single-handedly carries the film; the range the Iranian actor displays here proves that she’s destined for bigger things. Fans will just have to be patient.

3.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

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While there may be truths in some universals, it’s hard to forget that this tale has its roots in a bitterly real world.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

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Farahani's magnetic presence goes a long way toward putting a human face on the film, more successfully than the material around her.

3.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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It's the flesh-and-blood lead performance by Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani as a profoundly conflicted Muslim wife and mother that seals this cinematic deal. She's superb.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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A luminous central performance from Golshifteh Farahani distinguishes an ambitious if somewhat monotonously wordy adaptation of a prize-winning best-seller.

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Variety

Variety

press

Sensual and horrifying, The Patience Stone plays like a mesmerizing, modern take on the tales of Scheherazade and a parable on the suffering of Afghan women.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Better to think of this as a star vehicle for Farahani, who almost single-handedly carries the film; the range the Iranian actor displays here proves that she’s destined for bigger things. Fans will just have to be patient.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

While there may be truths in some universals, it’s hard to forget that this tale has its roots in a bitterly real world.

0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Farahani's magnetic presence goes a long way toward putting a human face on the film, more successfully than the material around her.

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

It's the flesh-and-blood lead performance by Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani as a profoundly conflicted Muslim wife and mother that seals this cinematic deal. She's superb.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A luminous central performance from Golshifteh Farahani distinguishes an ambitious if somewhat monotonously wordy adaptation of a prize-winning best-seller.

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