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Our Beloved Month of August (2008)

Aquele Querido Mês de Agosto (original title)
Not Rated | | Music, Romance | 3 September 2010 (USA)
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Docu-drama about Portuguese social life in the countryside during the busy month of August


Miguel Gomes
12 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview:
Sónia Bandeira Sónia Bandeira ... Tânia
Fábio Oliveira Fábio Oliveira ... Hélder
Joaquim Carvalho Joaquim Carvalho ... Domingos
Andreia Santos Andreia Santos ... Lena
Armando Nunes Armando Nunes ... Gomes
Maria Albarran Maria Albarran ... Rosa Maria
Manuel Soares Manuel Soares ... Celestino
Emmanuelle Fèvre Emmanuelle Fèvre ... Fatima
Bruno Lourenço Bruno Lourenço ... Baixista
Diogo Encarnação Diogo Encarnação ... Eric


August is the time of holidays and village festivals in the Portuguese countryside. Emigrants and city-dwellers return to their native village. We follow fifteen-year-old Tânia, a fire warden and singer in Domingos',her father's band, and the amorous complications with her cousin Hélder. Her mother, Helder's aunt disappeared some time ago and she resembles her very much. It is a secret between father and daughter. Against the background of Portuguese rural life with his Portuguese sorrows, the relationship between Tânia and her father turns out to be not so pure. Written by Movie Meter

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Music | Romance


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

Crazy Credits

The filming crew is presented in the last minutes, while they undergo a nonsensical discussion about the sound recording for the outdoors scenes including music which "is not there". See more »


A mãe
(A. Policarpo)
Performed by Conjunto Oliveira Muge
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Deep inside Portuguese soul
2 September 2008 | by lelia-agostinhoSee all my reviews

Just forget all about globalization. Portugal and Portuguese movies are unique: you can see it in "Aquele querido mês de Agosto" (That dearest August month). In August those who live in big towns and the emigrants come back to their little villages, some foreigners appear as well and all this people join together with the (polyglote) locals. Little familiar bands play and sing for others to dance in the summer festivals and this popular songs become lovely when sang by the wonderful leading role actress. This film includes it's "making of" and plays with the idea of "how a Portuguese movie is made". It is funny, it is poignant, it is innocent and it is intelligent just like anyone. In this movie you can find all except bad taste. And Portuguese people can feel proud of being Portuguese!

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Release Date:

3 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Our Beloved Month of August See more »

Filming Locations:

Arganil, Portugal See more »


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(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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