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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

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

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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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 »

Soundtracks

Meu Quierido Més de Agosto
(José Reza, Dino Meira/José Reza)
Performed by Sónia Bandeira and Armando Nunes
Drums (MIDI): Nuno Pessoa, keyboards: Manuel Mesquita, guitar and bass: Mariana Ricardo
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Different makes the difference
7 September 2008 | by marineta_100See all my reviews

I am aware that lately some movie directors use documentary and fiction in their films. Actually, almost everybody (critics and public) mentions that in what concerns this film, but for me that is the smallest part of what is important in "Aquele querido mês de Agosto". Its splendor and beauty results, in my opinion, in the adequate way how the plot's initial idea, such as the emotional connections among father, daughter and a cousin, elements of a popular band of musicians, are worked and manipulated making them extremely appropriated to the lyrics and sounds of songs of Portuguese popular music, which illustrate, interpret and emphasize their "soul" moods. And that occurs with no prejudices - this kind of music is generally associated with popular balls, to a "superficial" music made to dance, not to think about its contents. However a blogger wrote that this film is to watch and to "read".A critic also said that Miguel Gomes is not "deaf" to the images neither "blind" to the sounds and I agree with them.Besides a high sense of humor, not very common in the Portuguese cinematography, is another of the strengths of "Aquele querido mês de Agosto". The glare of this movie remains after we leave the cinema and we dream to live again another wonderful month of August.


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Country:

Portugal | France

Language:

Portuguese | French | English

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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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$87,835
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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