Atiq Rahimi, born in Afghanistan, fled to Francein 1984 and is now a renowned filmmaker and writer. The film of his novel Earth and Ashes was in the official selection at Cannes in 2004 and won a number of prizes. He returned to Afghanistan in 2001 to set up a writers’ house in Kabul and to offer support and training to young Afghan writers and filmmakers.
In Persian folklore, Syngue Sabour is the name of a magical black stone, a patience stone, that 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 of th...[SEE MORE]