Somewhere, in Afghanistan or elsewhere, in a country torn apart by a war… A beautiful woman in her thirties watches over her husband who has fallen into a coma. After ten years of living under his control, with no voice of her own, she finally has the upper hand. And with that, the safety to reveal to him her deepest desires, pains and secrets she could never share with anyone for fear of retribution. And it is an extraordinary confession, without restraint, about love and her anger against a man who never understood her, who mistreated her, who never showed her any respect or kindness.
This paralyzed man unconsciously becomes syngué sabour (the patience stone), a magical black stone that, according to Persian mythology, absorbs the plight of those who confide in it. It is believed that the day it explodes, after having received too much hardship and pain, will be the day the bearer becomes free.
The Patience Stone is adapted from the best-selling novel by Atiq Rahimi, translated in 33 languages and winner of the Goncourt Prize, the most prestigious book award in France, in 2008.