“THE PATIENCE STONE,” 2013. Author Atiq Rahimi adapts his own bestselling novel about a Muslim woman (Golshifteh Farahani) whose paralyzed husband unconsciously assumes the role of a magical force, which shields her from the sorrows of life in her war-torn village. Her unnamed Middle Eastern country caught up in an insurrection, the loyal, 30something wife faithfully sits watch over her vegetative husband, who has been all but forgotten by his brothers and fellow Jihadists. Over time, she gathers the courage to speak frankly to her husband all of the things she had remained silent about during their 10 years of marriage. Weeks later, when the isolated wife enters into a relationship with a young soldier, she begin to reveal the woman inside.

Rated R. 1:42. In Arabic with English subtitles.

 

Showing at: Portland Museum of Art, 6:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday


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