Sony Pictures Classics has acquired U.S. rights to Atiq Rahimi's sophomore feature "The Patience Stone," adapted from the award-winning novel of the same name. The film recently screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, which wrapped today. Sony plans to release it in 2013.
Official synopsis per Sony:
"The Patience Stone" is a moving and poetic film featuring a powerful and mesmerizing performance by Golshifteh Farahani, who plays a soft-spoken woman in an unnamed, war-torn Middle Eastern country. As war rages around her, her husband lies in a coma and she is forced to send her two children to live with her aunt, she struggles to keep her husband alive. After falling into a relationship with a young soldier, she begins a secret dialogue with her ailing husband as a means of freeing herself.
"I am proud and happy that the prestigious company Sony Pictures Classics will distribute my film in the U.S. and that Michael Barker, Tom Bernard and their team share the artistic ambition of 'The Patience Stone' in order to fight all forms of intolerance against human values, as we have unfortunately witnessed in certain Muslim Countries recently," said Rahimi.