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The House of Sand

Release Date: August 11th, 2006

R|1 hr. 55 min.

Plot Summary
After their patriarch (Ruy Guerra) dies in an accident, a pregnant woman (Fernanda Torres) and her mother (Fernanda Montenegro) must fend for themselves in a harsh desert in northern Brazil. Befriended by a local man (Luiz Melodia), they establish a modest home, and the younger one, Aurea, dreams of escape, but the older one, Dona Maria, learns to accept her fate.

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Genres: Drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

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  • Sensual, dreamlike, both intimate and epic, The House of Sand is a cinematic tour de force. show more

  • In House of Sand, shifting sands are not a cliché; they provide the essential emotional and visual elements that make this film memorable. show more

  • Soarez isn't really saying much with House of Sand, beyond marveling at the quirks of fate brought on by time. But the acting keeps it from floating into the ether. show more

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