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Aquele Querido Mês de Agosto

Miguel Gomes Portugal, 2008

msmichel's rating of the film Our Beloved Month of August

Though the film seems to take an eternity to ever really get anywhere the final half hour is worth taking a journey to get to. Wall to wall Portuguese folk music accompany that journey in a tale about very little but recognizable human experience. The scene of a musical call and response across a dinner table is quite wonderful as is the credit sequence that closes the picture. Gomes would go on to make "Tabu".