Aquele Querido Mês de Agosto
Our Beloved Month of August

Miguel Gomes

Portugal, Musical/Drama, 2008
147 min, 35mm, Color
Portuguese with English subtitles


Co-sponsored by Austin Film Society

Amid the mountains, in the heart of Portugal, the month of August is abuzz with people and activity. Emigrants return home to set off fireworks, fight fires, sing karaoke, hurl themselves from bridges, hunt wild boar, drink beer, and make babies. The film is an intoxicating blend of visuals and sound that follow the strange relationship between a father, a daughter and a nephew in a traveling pop band. Aquele Querido Mês de Agosto was presented in the Directors’ Fortnight at the 2008 Cannes Festival, and was subsequently selected in more than forty international festivals, winning over a dozen prizes.


US Premiere


Miguel Gomes was born in Lisbon in 1972. He studied at the Lisbon Film and Theatre School and worked as film critic for the Portuguese press. He directed several short films that received awards in festivals such as Oberhausen, Belfort and Vila do Conde.

Producer: Luís Urbano, Sandro Aguilar
Production Companies: O Som e a Furia
Screenwriter: Miguel Gomes, Mariana Ricardo, Telmo Churro
Cinematographer: Rui Poças
Editor: Telmo Churro, Miguel Gomes
Music: Mariana Ricardo
Cast: Sónia Bandeira, Fábio Oliveira, Joaquim Carvalho


Aquele Querido Mês de Agosto


Alamo South Lamar - Tues. April 27 7:00 PM
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