Fortissimo Films is to handleworld sales outside of
The House Of Sand stars leading Brazilian actresses Fernanda
The film is a co-productionwith Conspiracao Filmes, Columbia TriStar Filmes do Brasil and Globo Filmes. The script for TheHouse Of Sand received the Sundance/NHKInternational Filmmakers Award in 2004.
The House Of Sand follows the on-going struggles of the pregnant Aurea (Torres) and her mother Maria (
Waddington also acts asproducer on this film alongside Leonardo Monteiro de Barros, Pedro Guimaraes and PedroBuarque de Hollanda. It isco-produced by Lucy and Luiz CarolosBarreto and Walter Salles.
Sony Pictures Classics has acquiredthe North American rights for a planned spring 2006 release.
The deal was concluded byFortissimo Films co-chairmen Michael J Werner and WouterBarendrecht and ConspiracaoFilmes' partners Leonardo Monteirode Barros and AndruchaWaddington.