Last Thursday night Betty and I had a sleepover complete with a screener for The Patience Stone. As we watched, we were drawn into a world of a woman living in Afghanistan. And I can't stop thinking about the film because there were several moments where this woman's experience mirrored my own.
I'll let Betty fill you in on the rest:
"This movie’s main character, a beautiful young Muslim woman captured my interest immediately. She represents every “Good Wife and Mother” we’ve all known: Long suffering while tolerating an indifferent older husband who is comatose from a bullet lodged in the back of his neck. Meanwhile she not only cares for him but also for her two little girls while her Afghani town is being devastated by the good ole US of A.
We watch her keeping this old goat she’s married to alive with a primitive feeding tube, bathing him and protecting him in every way she can while divulging all her secrets (he is her Patience Stone). The climax was so shocking that Carlin and I both screamed as we grabbed each other. I’d say this is the best feminist movie I’ve seen thus far. Don’t miss it!"
Fabulous film - The Patience Stone opens August 14th at the Film Forum in nyc.