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The House of Sand

The House of Sand

Brazil 2006 114'

Director: Andrucha Waddington
Script: Elena Soárez, Andrucha Waddington
Camera: Ricardo Dekka Rosa
Sound: Jorge Saldanha
Art Direction: Tulé Peake
Costumes: Claudia Kopke
Editing: Sérgio Mekler
Music: Carlo Bartolini, João Barone
With: Fernanda Montenegro, Fernanda Torres, Ruy Guerra, Seu Jorge, Luiz Melodia, Enrique Diaz, Stênio Garcia


THE HOUSE OF SAND brings together for the first time two of Brazil's most celebrated actresses. Academy Award nominee Fernanda Montenegro andPalme d'Or winner Fernanda Torres – real-life mother and daughter – shine in this unique film about the lives of three generations of women. They persevere as they are challenged by the forces of Mother Nature and the tough, inhospitable sand dunes of northern Brazil, which play pivotal roles in their lives. Brought to life by the stunning cinematography of Ricardo Della Rosa, THE HOUSE OF SAND celebrates the struggles, passions and deep hidden desires of people trapped by their fate.