House of Sand and Fog

2003, U.S./U.K., 124m, 35mm

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Screened June 2–8, 2023

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Perelman’s debut feature not only won the National Board of Review’s Best Debut Film of 2003 but was also nominated for three Oscars – Actor (Ben Kingsley), Supporting Actress (Shohreh Aghdashloo, who won the New York Film Critics Award in that category), and Best Original Score (James Horner). A tale of displacement, House of Sand and Fog observes with a clear-eyed sympathy the tragic consequences of losing a home.

In Farsi and English, with English subtitles

A film by Vadim Perelman