Sand Storm (Sufat Chol) Reviews

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March 1, 2019
"Sand Storm" provides the satisfaction of a good ol' fashioned family drama from an invigorating new point of view.
August 28, 2018
By placing the emphasis on the characters, the performance, and the subtext, Zexer has crafted something truly accomplished.
August 25, 2018
There is a grim sense of inevitability that runs through Sand Storm, yet Jalila's incandescent spirit contains the hope that the old ways are soon to be a thing of the past.
January 10, 2018
Sand Storm is a work that faced many risks, met them head-on and overcame them, resulting in a work of art.
November 13, 2017
Bedouins who live in the Negev desert may not have to worry about traffic jams, but otherwise their lives are not too good.
October 17, 2017
Despite a startlingly barbed send-off, the film's strongest virtues simply evaporate; as ever, it's hard to escape the sense that the more radical filmmaking is happening elsewhere.
September 29, 2017
Powerful drama about forced marriage has mature themes.
July 14, 2017
Zexer is very careful to show Layla consciously making choices at every step, even saying aloud, "There's always a choice."
March 13, 2017
Fine acting, gorgeous camerawork - I recommend it, especially if you like your worldview expanded.
January 27, 2017
Suffused with a natural light that can't extinguish the limitations these women run up against but can't acknowledge, Sand Storm is fascinating and assured.
January 2, 2017
Despite holding your interest, the film's oppressively dour tone stamps out a broader range of feelings.
December 31, 2016
The screenwriting in Sand Storm is truly exemplary, complimented by the vibrant cinematography and intimate direction.
December 15, 2016
Offers a portrait of the deep-seeded, societally engrained conflict that continues to rage for Bedouin women.
December 8, 2016
First time director Elite Zexer explores the tensions among what women want, what they think they should be, and what restrictions they face
November 30, 2016
Sand Storm is a perceptive and thought-provoking drama in an original setting.
November 27, 2016
Quietly intense...
November 26, 2016
It's not the story that engages us; it's the storytelling and the cinematic language. An economical screenplay with the barest dialogue is given screen life with images, silences and action
November 14, 2016
With the gift of narrator debutante Elite Zexer, this film discovers a sandstorm in an absurd little world. [Full review in Spanish]
November 10, 2016
The movie is like a study in prisoner psychology.
October 9, 2016
Unusually complex view of the strains on each member of an Israeli Bedouin family, as they try to follow traditional social obligations and engage in modern life.
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