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Sand Storm Movie Review

Sand Storm (Sufat Chol) Kino Lorber Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B Director: Elite Zexer Written by: Elite Zexer Cast: Lamis Ammar, Ruba Blal, Hitham Omari, Khadija Al Akel Screened at: Critics’ link, NYC, 9/25/16 Opens: September 28, 2016 If you hate traffic jams, you might envy the Bedouin people who live in Israel’s Negev desert. But after you see Elite Zexer’s “Sand Storm,” you will realize that aside from never worrying about a parking space, your life will be otherwise not so good. In fact if you’re of the female persuasion, you’ll wonder why all the well-off women in the West continue pushing for their rights while the [ Read More ]

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First Trailer for Israeli Indie Film 'Sand Storm' Directed by Elite Zexer

"Did you ever look at your daughter?" Kino Lorber has debuted the official Us trailer for the indie drama Sand Storm, and Israeli film which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. It's a drama set in Bedouin village in Southern Israel about a mother and daughter struggling to find their own way and break the rules of the society they live in. The film stars Ruba Blal-Asfour as Jalila, along with Lamis Ammar, Haitham Omari, and Khadija Al Akel. This won the Grand Jury Prize in the World Cinema Dramatic competition at Sundance this year. Our friend Tomris Laffly said the film knocked her socks off, adding that it's "a slow-burning and suspenseful emotional drama." This trailer hints at an outstanding film. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Elite Zexer's Sand Storm, direct from YouTube: As Jalila (Ruba Blal), a 42-year-old Bedouin woman, finds
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