House of Sand and Fog
Filmfest 2004

When a clerical error causes a recovering alcoholic to lose her house, it is bought at auction by an Iranian immigrant who is struggling to reestablish his family in America. With the fates of both the troubled Kathy and the proud Colonel Behrani and his family hanging in the balance, the house becomes the object of a complicated and tragic conflict. Ben Kingsley was nominated for his fourth Academy Award for his portrayal of the ex-colonel, an Iranian immigrant, who hopes that the house he has purchased will provide his family with a better life in America. "Vadim Perelman's impressively self-assured directing debut harvests the terror and grandeur of classical tragedy from the everyday sorrows of contemporary American life.“ A.O. Scott, The New York Times, December 19, 2003

tags: Feature film

Cast: Jennifer Connelly, Ben Kingsley, Ron Eldard, Frances Fisher, Kim Dickens

Credits

Director: Vadim Perelman