The extraordinary dunes of Brazil's north-west are the stuff of magic and mythology.
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SBS Movies

10 Jun 2014 - 12:00 AM  UPDATED 30 Jun 2014 - 2:10 PM

The House of Sand

SBS 2: Saturday June 28, 11pm

The formidable Brazillian acting dynasty of mother/daughter actors Fernanda Montenegro and Fernanda Torres venture into a sandy wilderness in this epic saga of three generations of women forging a new life. The House of Sand is set and was filmed entirely on the coast of northern Brazil, inside Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, a veritable universe of dry, swirling white dust. The harsh landscape is not just the setting for the women’s struggles, but the object of their resentment, their fear and, ultimately, their love.