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by Miguel Gomes


Deep in the Portuguese mountains, the population and its activities swell during the month of August. The people come home, set off fireworks, fight fires, perform karaoke, jump off the bridge, hunt wild boar, drink beer, make children. If the director and his team had gone straight to the essential, resisting the festivities, the synopsis would be reduced to: “This Dear Month of August follows the romantic relations of the father, the daughter and her cousin, musicians in a dance hall music group.” Love and music, then.

international title: This Dear Month of August
original title: Aquele Querido Mês de Agosto
country: Portugal, France
sales agent: Abril Cinema
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Miguel Gomes
film run: 147'
release date: PT 21/08/2008, FR 18/06/2009, BE 16/09/2009, UK 29/01/2010
screenplay: Miguel Gomes, Mariana Ricardo, Telmo Churro
cast: Sónia Bandeira, Fábio Oliveira, Joaquim Carvalho
cinematography by: Rui Poças
film editing: Miguel Gomes, Telmo Churro
art director: Bruno Duarte
costumes designer: Mariana Ricardo
producer: Luís Urbano, Sandro Aguilar
co-producer: Thomas Ordonneau
production: O Som e a Fúria, Shellac
backing: ICA, IP/MC, RTP
distributor: Shellac Distribution

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