Next time you're at the beach and you're complaining about sand in your sandwiches or even if you're just sitting at home moaning and groaning about the place you live, pop the "House Of Sand" (Casa De Areia) DVD into your player and you'll get a pleasant reminder of how good you have it. After being dragged by her husband to live in the desert in Northern Brazil, Aurea (Torres & Montenegro), her mother Dona Maria (Montenegro), and eventually her daughter Maria (Facundes, Torres, & Montenegro) all dream of the day they can escape the place they are forced to call home. (Tricia Spears)
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits an overly contrasted picture. Noise in the blacks can become a distraction, although shadow delineation is adequate. Details are resolved nicely, but long shots can look smeared. Pixilation and edge enhancement can be noticed at times. (Danny Richelieu)
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