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Our Beloved Month of August

Aquele Querido Mês de Agosto

Directed by Miguel Gomes
Portugal, France, 2008
Musical, Cult
  • Portuguese
  • English, French


In the heart of Portugal, amid the mountains, the month of August is abuzz with people and activity. As emigrants set off fireworks and sing karaoke, a strange relationship between a father, a daughter, and a nephew in a pop band unfolds.

Our take

Directed by the great Miguel Gomes, Our Beloved Month of August is an ethnographic portrait of a small town in the mountains of Portugal. Much like his much celebrated 2012 effort Tabu, here documentary and fiction collide to form a colorful and unique portrait of place.

Our Beloved Month of August Directed by Miguel Gomes

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