WFC Afghanistan: سنگ صبور

So for this film I watched it via Amazon Prime on the Ipad via an HDMI dongle. It works kinda OK, but there’s general jerkiness that appears irregularly. It’s like it drops a couple of frames every so often. It’s not very pleasant to watch, so I’, not using this method again, I think…

Perhaps it’s because it’s streaming? I could try downloading first.

Anyway! The film! Love the actors, especially Golshifteh Farahani. The shakycam isn’t my favourite, but the cinematography is fine.

It’s very harsh, and for most of the film I was going “nooo… doooooon’t…” Inevitably heading towards disaster, one way or another.

So not a delightful experience, but it’s a strong film.

(And to nit-pick, I don’t think anybody would survive on a bag of sugar once in a while for so long.)

The Patience Stone. Atiq Rahimi. 2012. Afghanistan.

Bubbly Afghan Cherry Cocktail

  • 1 part sour cherry syrup
  • 1 part vodka
  • 4 parts champagne
  • sugar
  • orange

Rim a champagne glass with orange and sugar. Pour the ingredients into the glass and stir lightly. Garnish with an orange slice.

This post is part of the World of Films and Cocktails series. Explore the map.

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