House of Sand & Fog

Some dreams can't be shared
Some dreams can't be shared
D: Vadim Perelman
Dreamworks (Vadim Perelman & Michael London)
US 2003
126 mins


W: Vadim Perelman & Shawn Otto [based on the novel by Andre Dubus III]     
DP: Roger Deakins
Ed: Lisa Zeno Churgin
Mus: James Horner
PD: Maia Javan

Ben Kingsley (Massoud Amir Behrani), Jennifer Connelly (Kathy Nicolo), Ron Eldard (Lester Burdon), Frances Fisher (Connie Walsh), Kim Dickens (Carol Burdon), Shohreh Aghdashloo (Nadi Behrani), Navi Rawat (Soraya Behrani)

A tragic, solemn and poignant drama buoyed with excellent performances by Ben Kingsley, Jennifer Connelly and Shohreh Aghdashloo. The story doesn't read as interesting as the movie presents it, as Connelly's alcoholic divorcee finds her home repossessed and auctioned to Kingsley and his Iranian family and the domestic struggle between them. It's all incredibly dramatic though it would probably work a little better as a stage play.     

Jennifer Connelly & Ben Kingsley in House of Sand & Fog
Jennifer Connelly & Ben Kingsley in House of Sand & Fog