Detroit Film Theatre


Friday, October 11, 2013

9:30 PM Detroit Film Theatre

(Afghanistan/France/Germany/2012—directed by Atiq Rahimi) 

Based on the novel by Atiq Rahimi, winner of the Prix Goncourt, France’s most prestigious literary prize, and co-scripted by the legendary Jean-Claude Carrière (screenwriter of Belle de Jour and The Tin Drum), The Patience Stone takes place in an unnamed Middle Eastern country. Golshifteh Farahani gives an electrifying performance in a reversal of the Scheherazade role: Instead of spinning fabulous tales to amuse her man, she sits by her injured, unresponsive husband and confesses to a litany of abuses she has suffered at his hands, among others. Critics have called her performance “mesmerizing,” “spellbinding,” “luminous,” and “a tour-de-force.” In Farsi with English subtitles. (98 min.)

“Golshifteh Farahani gives a memorable and moving performance in Atiq Rahimi’s poetic and poetically charged allegory. A strikingly pertinent film.”
 –Mark Adams, Screen International

“One of the year’s best films. A not-to-be-missed experience.” –Caryn James, IndieWire

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