V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

AQUELE QUERIDO MÊS DE AGOSTO

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AQUELE QUERIDO MÊS DE AGOSTO

OUR BELOVED MONTH OF AUGUST

Miguel Gomes
P/F, 2008
Fiction, 150min, OmeU

AQUELE QUERIDO MÊS DE AGOSTO

Miguel Gomes
P/F, 2008
Fiction, 150min, OmeU

Actors: 
Sónia Bandeira
Tânia
Fábio Oliveira
Hélder
Joaquim Carvalho
Domingos
Andreia Santos
Lena
Armando Nunes
Gomes
Manuel Soares
Celestino
Emmanuelle Fèvre
Fátima
Diogo Encarnação
Eric
Screenplay: 
Miguel Gomes
Mariana Ricardo
Telmo Churro
Sound: 
Vasco Pimentel
Camera: 
Rui Poças
Editor: 
Telmo Churro
Miguel Gomes
Decoration: 
Bruno Duarte

Production: 
O som e a fúria Rua da Sociedade Farmacêutica, 40 - 3 Esq 1150-340 Lissabon, Portugal T 1 213 582 518 furia@netcabo.pt
World Sales: 
O som e a fúria Rua da Sociedade Farmacêutica, 40 - 3 Esq 1150-340 Lissabon, Portugal T 1 213 582 518 sales.furia@netcabo.pt
Format: 
35 mm
Color

From one song to the next, ball after ball and night after night, from one village to another and one landscape after another - it is first of all in such a way that the characters and their life stories come to us. Is it a documentary morphing into a work of fiction, then? In a way, it is - but in a swinging-low kind of way. It takes the vaguely idle time of a month of August in Arganil, a poor and sparsely populated region known as «the heart of Portugal». Most importantly, it also takes the time to wait for the slow budding of a fantastic dimension of everyday life. This organic construction is true to the way in which Miguel Gomes embarked on this second feature film of his. While a slightly sardonic love threesome - a father, his daughter and her cousin - made the initial plot, these characters lacked bodies. Gomes chose to look for embodiments on the spot. He filmed the landscapes for so long in his quest for actors that he found other stories in the meantime - minute legends meshing together and gradually taking on the weight of plots in their own right. (Jean-Pierre Rehm, Francisco Ferreira)

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