Saturday, 28 December 2013

On the Fourth Day of Christmas: In Praise of Woman

This evening we saw The Patience Stone at the Watershed.  It is a moving account of a young woman released from the legacy of her sexually oppressed life by pouring out her secrets to her wounded comatose husband.  He becomes her syng-e-saboor, the legendary patience stone, absorbing all her suffering before finally exploding and delivering her.

Don't be put off by the seemingly depressing description.  It is in fact a very uplifting film, illustrating the triumph of a woman's spirit against incredible odds.

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