Movies & Sleepovers: The Patience Stone

Sat, 08/17/2013 - 09:03
Submitted by Carlin Ross

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.

Editor in Chief & Keeper of All Things Betty Dodson

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an interview with Golshifteh Farahani

Sat, 08/17/2013 - 11:10
Carlin Ross

Here's what the actress had to say about her character:

"She discovers that it is not fair to suffer. She discovers as a human being that she was sexually suffering. She never had sexual pleasure, and little by little when she starts having sexually pleasure, she realizes that, wow! this body she has is not just for sexual torture and suffering, but she can take pleasure. This becomes a door to understand herself more in her soul, her mind, and even the essence of her being in a way…

Yes, I remember this line, “You are wounded, but I am the one suffering.” It is always like this. It is always the women that are carrying the weight of life in societies like this. But they don’t even realize, they think this is the way it is. But when they for the first time, like this woman, she discovers that it can be something else, too."

How many of us had the same epiphany? We don't have to suffer...our bodies are our own...we were made to experience pleasure.

Wow what a good movie

Sat, 08/17/2013 - 15:12
Jake E

Here's an interview with the actress from the film: