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August Winds (2014)

Ventos de Agosto (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | November 2014 (USA)
The August winds gust and a poetic duel between life, death, loss, memory, the wind and the sea ensues.

Director:

Gabriel Mascaro

Writers:

Gabriel Mascaro (story), Rachel Daisy Ellis (story) (as Rachel Ellis) | 2 more credits »
7 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Dandara de Morais Dandara de Morais ... Shirley
Geová Manoel Dos Santos Geová Manoel Dos Santos ... Jeison
Maria Salvino Dos Santos Maria Salvino Dos Santos ... Avó
Cândida Bezerra Galindo Cândida Bezerra Galindo ... Avó (voice)
Antônio José Dos Santos Antônio José Dos Santos ... Pai de Jeison
Gabriel Mascaro Gabriel Mascaro ... Pesquisador de som
Antônio José da Silva Antônio José da Silva ... Retratista
Julian Monteiro Julian Monteiro ... Retratista (voice)
José Dos Santos José Dos Santos ... Pescador
Severino Cavalcanti Barros Severino Cavalcanti Barros ... Pescador (voice)
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Storyline

Shirley has left the big city to live in a small seaside town and look after her elderly grandmother. She drives a tractor on a local coconut plantation, loves rock music and wants to be a tattoo artist. She feels trapped in the tiny coastal village. She is involved with Jeison, who also works on the coconut farm and who free dives for lobster and octopus in his spare time. During the month of August, when tropical storms pound the coastline, a researcher registering the sound of the trade winds emanating from the Intertropical Convergence Zone arrives in their village. The high tides and the growing winds mark the following days of the village and a surprise discovery takes Shirley and Jeison on a journey that confronts them with the duel between life and death, loss and memory, the wind and the sea. Written by Gabriel Mascaro

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

November 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

August Winds See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Saudade bandida
Composed by Zezé di Camargo and Luciano Camargo
Performed by Zezé di Camargo and Luciano Camargo
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Life in the Brazilian slow lane
9 November 2014 | by euroGarySee all my reviews

This film is set in a remote Brazilian coastal community, and is slow - very, very slow. So slow, in fact, that the main plot line - the discovery of a corpse - doesn't even occur until close to the second half of the film.

Up until then the viewer sees the daily life of the community: coconut-picking, the mending of fishing nets, the never-ending battle against flood waters. One of the main characters is Shirley, a young woman visiting from the big city, who cruelly practices tattooing on pigs. She starts a relationship with Jeison, a young man dominated by his father who becomes obsessed with looking after the afore-mentioned corpse while waiting for the police to arrive (when he and Shirley aren't finding a novel use for the coconut truck, that is). Shirley and Jeison are, I think, played by professional actors; but many of the supporting characters appear to be amateurs - certainly more than one of them - even the adults - look directly into the camera in the manner of a passer-by who has just wandered into shot, which at times gives the film a disappointing 'un-edited' feel.

Still, once you get used to the slow, slooo-ooow pace, this isn't a bad film - and not just because of a couple of great nude scenes.


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