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FILM DETAILS
Certificate TBC
Cast
Golshifteh Farahani
Hamid Djavadan
Hassina Burgan
Massi Mrowat
Directors
Atiq Rahimi
Screenwriters
Jean-Claude Carrière
Atiq Rahimi
Running Time
102 minutes

The Patience Stone
Hard-hitting social drama


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The Patience Stone

Plot
In an unnamed Islamic country and unnamed Muslim woman (Farahani) tends patiently to her wounded, catatonic husband (Djavadan). The arrival of a young soldier (Mrowat) complicates her already troubled life.


Verdict
Co-writer Jean-Claude Carrière was Buñuel's screenwriter and this stark story of a life at odds with a society's laws bears the hallmarks of his earlier work. The material is given suitable punch by the outstanding Farahani.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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