Fernanda Montenegro before her off-screen death in 'The House of Sand'
Fernanda Montenegro (1929 - )
Mrs. Fernando Torres
Mother of Fernanda Torres and Claudio Torres
(director)
The House of Sand (Casa de Areia) (2005) [Dona Maria/Aurea/Maria]: Playing a triple role as three generations at different points in time, the grandmother "Dona Maria" is crushed to death/buried alive (off-screen) when the house is partially buried in a sandstorm. We learn of her death when Fernanda Torres returns and finds the house buried; her body is not shown afterwards. (The daughter "Aurea" and granddaughter "Maria" survive the movie.)
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