Scene from the film Our Beloved Month of August
Scene from the film Our Beloved Month of August
Scene from the film Our Beloved Month of August
Scene from the film Our Beloved Month of August
Scene from the film Our Beloved Month of August
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Our Beloved Month of August

  • Portugal
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In the heart of Portugal, amid the mountains, the month of August is abuzz with people and activity. Emigrants return home, set off fireworks, fight fires, sing karaoke, hurl themselves from bridges, hunt wild boar, drink beer, make babies. If the director and film crew had got straight to it and resisted the temptation to join in the festivities the synopsis would come down to: Our Beloved Month of August follows the affective relationship between a father and daughter, and the daughter’s cousin, all musicians in a dance band. So, love and music then.


  • Original Title
    Aquele Querido Mês de Agosto
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Miguel Gomes, Mariana Ricardo, Telmo Churro
  • Cinematography
    Rui Poças A.I.P.
  • Editing
    Telmo Churro, Miguel Gomes
  • Music
    Mariana Ricardo
  • Sound
    Vasco Pimentel
  • Runtime
    144 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Portugal
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • 40th Director’s Fortnight [Cannes – France, 2008]
    • Doc’s Kingdom – International Seminary on Documentary Cinema [Serpa – Portugal, 2008]
    • 1th Festival International du Documentaire de Marseille, International Competition [France, 2008]
    • 16th Vila do Conde International Film Festival, Work In Progress [Portugal, 2008]
    • 20th États Généraux du Film Documentaire de Lussas [France, 2008]
    • 2nd Chungmuro International Film Festival, Celebrating 40th Director’s Fortnight [Corea, 2008]
    • Reprise de la Quinzaine des Réalisateurs au Théâtre Poitiers [France, 2008]
    • Corsica.Doc – Festival International du Documentaire [France, 2008]
    • Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival [Brazil, 2008]
    • 27th Vancouver International Film Festival [Canada, 2008]
    • 11th Festival Cinéma Lusophone [Nantes – France, 2008]
    • 3rd Rencontres Cinématographiques de Carros – Cinéalma 2008 [France, 2008]
    • 30th Festival du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Montpellier [France, 2008]
    • CPH:DOX – Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival [Denmark, 2008]
    • 49th Festival dei Popoli [Italy, 2008]
    • Filmer À Tout Prix [Belgium, 2008]
    • 21st Festival Transméditérranée [Grasse – France, 2008]
    • 25th Festival de Bastia – Arte Maré [France, 2008]
    • Bucharest French Film Festival – Director’s Fortnight [Romania, 2008]
    • 17th Festival du Film de Vendôme [France, 2008]
    • 11st Istanbul International Meeting of Cinema & History [Turkey, 2008]
    • 24th Rencontres Cinéma de Gindou [France, 2009]
    • 38th Rotterdam International Film Festival [Netherlands, 2009]
    • Wisconsin Film Festival (USA, 2009)
    • EuroCine 27 Bruxelles and Rome [Belgium and Italy, 2009]
    • 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival [USA, 2009]
    • 35th Seatlle International Film Festival [USA, 2009]
    • 15th Los Angeles Film Festival [USA, 2009]
    • 27th Filmfest München [Germany, 2009]
    • 41st Auckland International Film Festival [New Zealand, 2009]
    • 38th Wellington Film Festival, Australia [New Zealand, 2009]
    • 4th Cinematik [Slovakia, Sptember 2009]
    • 20th Ljubljana Film Festival [Slovenia, November 2009]
    • Princeton Documentary Film Festival [USA, 2009]
    • London French Institute – Special programming by Indielisboa [UK, 2009]
    • 23rd CINEUROPA – Santiago de Compostela Film Festival [Spain, 2009]
    • Tomorrow’s Cinema – SPOT Cinema [Taiwan, 2010]
    • CAC Voltaire – Miguel Gomes Retrospective [Switzerland, 2010]
    • 13th Punta Del Este [Uruguay, 2010]
    • Festival Internacional Cinematográfico do Uruguai [Uruguay, 2010]
    • European Film Festival in Prague, Brno and Hrada Kralové [Czech Republic, 2010]
    • Bucarest european Film Festival [Romania, 2010]
    • Miguel Gomes Retrospective – Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst [Germany, 2010]
    • Stresa Film Festival [Italy, 2010]
    • WORM [Netherlands, 2010]
    • 1st UK Portuguese film festival – Barbican Centre [UK, 2010]
    • Stadtkino Basel | Kinemathek Le Bon Film [Switzerland, 2010]
    • Portuguese Cinema Week – Tel Aviv Cinematheque [Israel, 2010]
    • The Electric Theatre [UK, 2010]
    • International Film Festival Ramallah [Palestine, 2010]
    • Miguel Gomes Retrospective – Anthology Film Archives (New York) [U.S.A., 2010]
    • Miguel Gomes Retrospective – Northwest Film Forum (Seattle) [U.S.A., 2010]
    • Miguel Gomes Retrospective – Harvard Film Archive (Boston) [U.S.A., 2010]
    • Miguel Gomes Retrospective – Providence, RI-Brown University: New England Festival of Ibero American Cinema [U.S.A., 2010]
    • Miguel Gomes Retrospective – New Haven, CT-Yale University: New England Festival of Ibero American Cinema [E.U.A., 2010] [U.S.A., 2010]
    • Miguel Gomes Retrospective – AFI Silver Theater (Washington) [U.S.A., 2010]
    • Miguel Gomes Retrospective – Northwest Film Center (Portland) [U.S.A., 2010]
    • Miguel Gomes Retrospective – Northwest University-Block Cinema (Evanston) [U.S.A., 2010]
    • Miguel Gomes Retrospective – Cinema Borealis (Chicago) [U.S.A., 2010]
    • Miguel Gomes Retrospective – Cleveland Cinematheque (Cleveland) [U.S.A., 2010]
    • Miguel Gomes Retrospective – Vancity Theatre (Vancouver) [U.S.A., 2010]
    • Miguel Gomes Retrospective – Pacific Cinematheque (Vancouver) [U.S.A., 2010]
    • VIII Mostra Portuguea, Filmoteca de Madrid [Spain, 2010]
  • Awards
    • 15th Valdivia International Film Festival [Chile, 2008]: Best International Film and Critics Award
    • Viennale – Vienna International Film Festival, Special Miguel Gomes [Austria, 2008]: FIPRESCI Award
    • 32nd São Paulo International Film Festival [Brazil, 2008]: Critics Award for Best Film
    • 12th Festival de Cinema Luso-Brasileiro de Santa Maria da Feira [Portugal, 2008]: Jury Special Award, Critic’s Award, Audience Award, Film Club Society Award
    • Las Palmas International Film Festival [Gran Canaria – Spain, 2009]: Lady Harimaguada de Prata Award, José Rivero award for Best Young Director
    • FICG 24 – International Film Festival in Guadalajara – Competition for Ibero-American Feature Film [Mexico, 2009]: Jury’s Special Award, Special Mention for the sound
    • 11th BAFICI – Buenos Aires International Festival of independent Cinema, Special Miguel Gomes [Argentina, 2009]: Best Film Award (Official International Competition)
    • 14th Golden Globes Awards SIC/ Caras [Portugal, 2009]: Best Film Award
    • Filminho – Galician and Portuguese Film Festival [Portugal, Spain, 2009]: Filminho Great Prize is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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