I et land ødelagt af en krig, overvåger en smuk kvinde over sin mand i et afslappet rum. Han er reduceret til en vegetativ tilstand på grund af en kugle i nakken. En dag starter kvinden en ensom tilståelse til sin stille mand…
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Farahani is just a beautiful looking woman, even crying and perhaps then even moren. and even if there are some passages I find a little cliché, the movie is like a fairy tale, with wonderful stills and colours and of course the music of Max Richter that fits perfectly.
I was a bit disappointed to see so many Western elements in the film. But it was nevertheless a decent cinematic work. More here: http://viewingfilm.wordpress.com/2014/01/26/the-patience-stone-atiq-rahimi-2012/
The Patience Stone could easily benefit from a shorter duration, but steered by an actress like Golshifteh Farahani, the movie never falls apart. It is the beauty of her sadness - or maybe the sadness of her beauty - that strikes us with its haunting presence and powerful visage. A superb tour de force by one of the greatest actresses of her generation - just wait for the final shot and you’ll see what I mean.
This film has done poetic justice to an evening that I spent diving deep into every verse, and every scene. 100 minutes of pure bliss soaked me inside out, and I am having an out of body experience just watching the film once more. What more can you ask for?
I am really curious as to how many Afghan women Rahimi has talked to throughout his life. Another French film about the enslaved Afghan woman filmed in Morocco because Muslim countries are apparently interchangeable (it's like making a film about Paris in Siberia). Chicken soup for the Western soul, but nothing particularly provoking.
Disappointed, your expectations fall when you see an afghan film dressed by holliwoodian style and clichè. The impression is that this film was born for westerner audience, that's why many people here are well impressed.
A Scheherazade in reverse, this time a story is told to keep her man alive. War and Afghanistan in its oblique traumas rendered effectively in what is essentially just a chamber piece. Perfectly modulated performance from Golshifteh Farahani, who is proving herself to be one of the most capable actors in world cinema.