7.0/10
1,094
5 user 44 critic

Our Beloved Month of August (2008)

Aquele Querido Mês de Agosto (original title)
Trailer
2:00 | Trailer
In the heart of Portugal, amid the mountains, the month of August is abuzz with people and activity... See full synopsis »

Director:

Reviews
12 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Francisco, behave! I Know it's your birthday, you are thirty now, it's carnival, you've dressed as a cowboy for the school party and you are surrounded by kids you hate. But that's no ... See full summary »

Director: Miguel Gomes
Stars: José Airosa, Gracinda Nave, Sara Graça
Tabu I (2012)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A restless retired woman teams up with her deceased neighbor's maid to seek out a man who has a secret connection to her past life as a farm owner at the foothill of Mount Tabu in Africa.

Director: Miguel Gomes
Stars: Telmo Churro, Miguel Gomes, Hortêncílio Aquina
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Continuation of the Arabian Nights stories by the structure were adapted to modern life in Portugal in three innings and the third chapter "The Owners of Dixie" has three chapters.

Director: Miguel Gomes
Stars: Crista Alfaiate, Chico Chapas, Luísa Cruz
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Some of the chapters from Arabian Nights are adapted to a modern Portugal in this epic.

Director: Miguel Gomes
Stars: Crista Alfaiate, Miguel Gomes, Maria Rueff
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The final saga of adaptation Arabian Nights story by the structure in Portugal modern life between 2013-2014.

Director: Miguel Gomes
Stars: Crista Alfaiate, Américo Silva, Amar Bounachada
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A regular family living in the outskirts of Lisbon sees the serenity of their lives shaken beyond any remedy within a week.

Director: João Canijo
Stars: Rafael Morais, Rita Blanco, Anabela Moreira
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Lisbon, 1989. A middle-aged poor idiot, tormented by an illness, lives in a cheap room in a family boarding house, in the old section of the city's waterfront.

Director: João César Monteiro
Stars: João César Monteiro, Manuela de Freitas, Ruy Furtado
God's Comedy (1995)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

João de Deus is the manager of an ice-cream shop owned by an ex-prostitute, Paraíso dos Gelados (Ice-Cream Paradise). Through a unmoved desire of perfection, he seeks, through cleansing and... See full summary »

Director: João César Monteiro
Stars: Cláudia Teixeira, João César Monteiro, Manuela de Freitas
Ossos (1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The first film in Pedro Costa's transformative trilogy about Fontainhas, an impoverished quarter of Lisbon, Ossos is a tale of young lives torn apart by desperation. After a suicidal ... See full summary »

Director: Pedro Costa
Stars: Vanda Duarte, Nuno Vaz, Mariya Lipkina
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The film follows the daily life of Vanda Duarte, a heroin addict in Lisbon, and the community she lives in.

Director: Pedro Costa
Stars: Vanda Duarte, Lena Duarte, Zita Duarte
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Julio, aged nineteen, has just left the provinces to settle down in the outskirts of Lisbon. He lives there in a poor area with his uncle Afonso and starts working as an apprentice ... See full summary »

Director: Paulo Rocha
Stars: Rui Gomes, Isabel Ruth, Ruy Furtado
Redemption X (2013)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Miguel Gomes
Stars: Maren Ade, Donatello Brida, Jaime Pereira
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Sónia Bandeira ...
Tânia
Fábio Oliveira ...
Hélder
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joaquim Carvalho ...
Domingos
Emmanuelle Fèvre ...
Fatima
Manuel Soares ...
Celestino
Edit

Storyline

In the heart of Portugal, amid the mountains, the month of August is abuzz with people and activity... See full synopsis »

Add Full Plot | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Music | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

| |

Release Date:

3 September 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Our Beloved Month of August  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Portugal's 2009 Academy Awards official submission to Foreign-Language Film category. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
In August everything happens
6 September 2011 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

In the heat of August everything happens in rural mountainous Portugal: village parties and popular dances, processions, trains and pilgrimages,karaoke sessions, flirtations and love-making, bathing in the fluvial beach, the brass bands, the rock bands shows, the challenge singings with their waggeries, the boar hunt, the jumping into the river, the forest fires and the firemen and the coming of emigrants on holidays to their birthplace to enjoy and witness all this. And all this is shown on this movie in a cocktail of meaningful images and scenes and a pot-pourri of estival love songs, adopting an indiscreet camera style, here peering into real scenes and events and there picking up natural and spontaneous conversations, dialogues and speeches. In parallel with this documentary feature the movie has also a plot that is intentionally kept somewhat in the shade and that involves a father, a daughter and a nephew who form a ball music band. Their sentimental relations with each other degenerate sometimes into conflicts. In the end of the movie we watch a curious technical discussion by the team who made it. It's a cute movie (this is the adjective that better suits it) but a good one anyway.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Not bad but maybe a little bit too long! Anthropophobe
Question about the actors Breno1
One of my 3 favorite films ever grynai
50-minute video with director Miguel Gomes pm85
Discuss Our Beloved Month of August (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?