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The Brazilian film, The House of Sand, is minimalist in dialogue, color, scene, music, and costume and yet is eloquent and expansive.
The story begins in Brazil in 1910 when a husband relocates his pregnant wife and his mother-in-law out to a sandy coast to start a farm.
Calamity strikes and the women are stranded. Unable to return to the city they came from, they must find a way to survive under harsh conditions. And they do. Yet, the passion to return to city life is an undercurrent that cannot be denied. It winds from mother to daughter and brings both sundering as well as peace.
The House of Sand is a quiet and beautiful film about love, endurance, and acceptance. Click on the DVD cover or the DVD title to find out more. (Affiliate link)