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The Patience Stone (movie)

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  • And an Oscar nomination should have gone to ...

     And an Oscar nomination should have gone to ...
    When the Academy Award nominations are announced, there are often surprises, sometimes including an underdog or two that may have burrowed their way into a finalist slot. It's rare, however, to find nominees who haven't been significantly promoted to Oscar voters or widely written about by award prognosticators.
  • The strength of Afghan women unveiled in 'Patience Stone'

    The strength of Afghan women unveiled in 'Patience Stone'
    The patience stone (syngue sabour) of Persian mythology is a magical black stone that receives the problems of those who confide in it. According to myth, when the stone has absorbed all the pain and suffering of the person, it will shatter and free the...

    Review: 'The Patience Stone' shares burdens of women in oppressive cultures

    Review: 'The Patience Stone' shares burdens of women in oppressive cultures
    "The Patience Stone," based on the best-selling novel by Atiq Rahimi, has been made into a powerful, hypnotic, often remarkable film by the Afghan-born author, who directed and co-scripted with venerable screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière. But it's the...