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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Aquele querido mês de agosto

Fortnight 2008, Feature film, 2h27


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.


Miguel Gomes

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.

Fábio Oliveira
Joaquim Carvalho
Sónia Bandeira

Miguel Gomes, Mariano Ricardo

Rui Poças

Vasco Pimentel

Churro, Miguel Gomes

Mariana Ricardo

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Title in Original Version : Ce cher mois d'août