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    The Patience Stone

    We’ve seen many facets of life in war-torn Middle Eastern countries, but none quite like the intimate depiction of a young woman’s existence in "The Patience Stone."

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    Interview with Golshifteh Farahani - Star of The Patience Stone

    The Patience Stone was the movie in Toronto that two separate women told me I needed to see. And boy was it worth it. It is basically a monologue performed brilliantly by Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani to her husband who is lying in a coma after being injured in war.

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    'The Patience Stone': An Afghan Woman With Global Impact

    The Patience Stone is an exceptional, eloquent film with a richly specific setting and global resonance. Directed by Atiq Rahimi, it is the story of an Afghan woman in a war-torn village, keeping watch over her once-belligerent, now comatose husband. The plot turns on a question that gets to the...

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    This Week's Tribeca Reviews across the Indiewire blog network

    With Tribeca in full force and just now starting to wind down, it's been a busy week for the Indiewire blog network. For your convenience, we have compiled all of the Tribeca reviews that have appeared anywhere on the site since the afternoon of Friday the 19th. Enjoy!

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    Trailer Watch: The Patience Stone

    The Patience Stone was the movie in Toronto that two separate women told me I needed to see. And boy was it worth it. It is basically a monologue performed brilliantly by Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani to her husband who is lying in a coma after being injured in war. The woman is unnamed, as...

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    More Women-Directed Films Nab Deals Out of TIFF

    While the whirlwind of the Toronto International Film Festival is now behind us, the deals from TIFF are continuing. Over the weekend, many women-created, women-focused films were picked up by major distributors.

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    Sony Pictures Classics Acquires 'The Patience Stone' Out of Toronto

    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.

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    TIFF Capsule Review: 'The Patience Stone'

    Too much like watching a filmed stage play for its own good, "The Patience Stone" is a flawed attempt to discuss the position of women in the Islamic world. Afghani born director Atiq Rahimi has adapted his own book for screen, just as he did with his previous outing in the director’s chair "Earth and Ashes" (2004). Although punctuated with a few flashbacks, Rahimi relies on beautiful Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani to carry the picture as she delivers a monologue to her comatose husband, revealing her deepest, darkest secrets, including infidelity. Bordering on madness herself, Rahimi’s attempt to descr...

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    102 Reviews From the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival

    The Toronto International Film Festival continues through next weekend, but Indiewire has already reviewed a significant portion of the program at various other festivals over the past year.

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