Sand Storm (Sufat Chol) 2016

Sand Storm

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Sand Storm marks an impressive first feature for debuting writer-director Elite Zexer that offers a perceptive -- and crucial -- look at patriarchal traditions.

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In Southern Israel, a teen's (Lamis Ammar) forbidden love affair challenges the traditions of her Bedouin mother and father.

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Critic Reviews for Sand Storm (Sufat Chol)

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (39) | Rotten (3)

  • The movie is like a study in prisoner psychology.

    November 10, 2016 | Full Review…
  • It's set in the heart of the desert, but the disturbances of the quietly impressive "Sand Storm" rage not in the natural world but in the intimate corners of the human heart.

    October 6, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Rich in cultural specifics but also universal longings.

    September 28, 2016 | Full Review…
  • It's a fairly familiar critique of patriarchy from a humanist, feminist perspective, but one put across with some very impressive filmmaking skills by a first-time director.

    September 28, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • As a director, Ms. Zexer has a fine eye for the texture of daily life, which she fills in with resonant physical details and sweeping, scene-setting views.

    September 27, 2016 | Full Review…
  • This emotionally intelligent first feature offers a sympathetic but clear-eyed look at the tangled skein of inequalities that entrap women (and the men they love and resent) in a Bedouin village.

    September 27, 2016 | Full Review…

    Ella Taylor

    Variety
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Audience Reviews for Sand Storm (Sufat Chol)

  • Dec 20, 2016
    If being made by an Israeli woman would perhaps indicate bias against Bedouin cultures living in the country (and that is material for an article), at least Zexer does a solid job in her first full-length feature with a sad story that relies on some very fine performances.
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