Friday 6 December 6.30pm
Saturday 7 December 7.30pm
Sunday 8 December 4.30pm
Film Club Members Function following Sunday Screening
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Genre: Drama / War
Running time: 1hr 45min
Director: Atiq Rahimi
Cast: Golshifteh Farahani, Hamid Djavadan, Massi Mrowat
Somewhere, in Afghanistan or elsewhere, in a country torn apart by a war... A young woman in her thirties watches over her older husband in a decrepit room. He is reduced to the state of a vegetable because of a bullet in the neck. Not only is he abandoned by his companions of the Jihad, but also by his brothers. One day, the woman decides to tell the truth to him about her feelings about their relationship to her silent husband. She talks about her childhood, her suffering, her frustrations, her loneliness, her dreams, her desires.
She says things she could never have done before, even though they have been married for the past 10 years. Therefore, this paralyzed man unconsciously becomes syngue sabour, a magic stone which, according to Persian mythology, when placed in front of a person shields her from unhappiness, suffering, pains and miseries. In this wait for her husband to come back to life, the woman struggles to survive and live. She finds refuge in her aunt's place, who is a prostitute, and the only relative who understands her. The woman seeks to free herself from suffering through the words she delivers audaciously to her husband. But after weeks looking after him, she will actually reveal herself in the relationship she starts with a young soldier...
Adults $14 / Concession $11 / Film club member $9 / Student (full time) $11 / Child (13yrs & under) $9
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