Aquele querido mês de agosto
Deep in the Portuguese mountains, the population and its activities swell during the month of August. The people come home, set off fireworks, fight fires, perform karaoke, jump off the bridge, hunt wild boar, drink beer, make children. If the director and his team had gone straight to the essential, resisting the festivities, the synopsis would be reduced to: “This Dear Month of August follows the romantic relations of the father, the daughter and her cousin, musicians in a dance hall music group.” Love and music, then.
Born in 1972 in Lisbon, Portugal, Migue Gomes studied Cinema at Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema (ESTC). He worked as a film critic in the Portuguese press and published several articles related to the theory of Cinema. Miguel Gomes presented his film Our Beloved Month of August in 2008 at the Directors’ Fortnight. He returns in 2015 with Arabian Nights, a triptych inspired by the tales told by Scheherazade and the events that occured in Portugal in 2013 and 2014.
Miguel Gomes, Mariano Ricardo
Churro, Miguel Gomes
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Title in Original Version : Ce cher mois d'août