The Patience Stone
Filmfest 2013

German Age Rating

Film Website

A woman in an unnamed, war-torn Middle Eastern country delivers an engrossing, emotional monologue to her comatose husband, in novelist and filmmaker Atiq Rahimi's poetic and politically charged allegory based on his award-winning novel... Set in an anonymous Islamic country beset by armed insurrection, Rahimi's second film is a probing, poetic and politically charged allegory that employs a deceptively simple scenario to address the plight of modern-day Muslim women who are still ruled by archaic laws and traditions... With this beguiling work, Rahimi has given all faceless and speechless Muslim women an opportunity to share what is going on behind their veils and in their minds."
Piers Handling

tags: Feature film

Cast: Golshifteh Farahani, Hassina Burgan, Massi Mrowat, Hamidreza Djavdan


Screenplay: Atiq Rahimi, Jean-Claude Carrière, von / by: Atiq Rahimi

Director of Photography: Thierry Arbogast

Film Editor: Hervé de Luze

Composer: Max Richter

Production Designer: Erwin Prib

Costume Design: Malak Djaham Khazai

Sound: Dana Farzaneh Pour

Producer: Michael Gentile

Production Company: The Film, Koproduktion: Studio 37, Corniche Group, Razor Film, Arte France Cinema, Jahan-E-Honar Productions

Co-Producer: Roman Paul, Gerhard Meixner, Hani Farsi

World Sales: Le Pacte

Distributor: Rapid Eye Movies HE GmbH

Director: Atiq Rahimi