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Aquele querido mês de agosto

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International title Our Beloved Month of August
Section 49 edición - Géneros mutantes
Country Portugal
Year 2008
Format 35mm
Color / B&W Color
Running time 150 min.
Original language Portugués
Director Miguel Gomes
Screenplay Miguel Gomes, Mariana Ricardo, Telmo Churro
Film Editing Telmo Churro, Miguel Gomes
Photography Rui Poças
Music Mariana Ricardo
Art direction Bruno Duarte
Costume Bruno Duarte
Production Luís Urbano, Sandro Aguilar
Cast Sónia Bandeira, Fábio Oliveira, Joaquim Carvalho, Armando Nunes, Manuel Soares, Emmanuelle Fèvre, Paulo Moleiros, Luís Marante
Producer O som e a fúria
Synopsis Summer in a mountainous region of Portugal. The heat intensifies in August, the month in which village celebrations multiply: fireworks, open-air dances, orchestras, traditions and foreign visitors. As if in a documentary, Miguel Gomes’ camera records the summertime events of the area, including the fortunes and misfortunes of his own crew shooting a film that has as yet not been properly defined. This continues until he sets his fictional eyes on the story of Tania, an adolescent singing in one of the groups referred to, and on her close relationship with her father after her mother disappeared. When her cousin Helder arrives on holidays and joins the group, the initial ups and downs between him and Tania culminate into a melodramatic story, an unexpected love triangle.