1981-1990Antonio ReisArthouseExperimentalMargarida CordeiroPortugal

Antonio Reis & Margarida Cordeiro – Rosa de Areia AKA Desert Rose (1989)

“Marking a stylistically and philosophically turn away from the earlier features, The Sand Rose is Reis and Cordeiro’s most abstract, conceptual and literary work. The film’s collage structure gathers texts from multiple sources – including Kafka and Montaigne – and crafts a world of theatrical artifice far from the documentary inspired naturalism of Ana and Trás-os-Montes. Reis and Cordeiro’s least known film has lingered in obscurity and never recovered from the unfairly negative reviews that resulted in its severely limited release. Reis died less than two years later, just as he and Cordeiro were about to begin an ambitious adaptation of Juan Rulfo’s Pedro Parámo.” —Harvard Film Archive

807MB | 1h 24mn | 768×576 | avi


Language:Portuguese, French
Subtitles:Portuguese hardsubs for the French,English


  1. Glad to see Reis & Cordeiro’s film here! Ana (1982) would be a great addition too. I’ll make a request unless someone does.

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