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Courtesy of Figa Films

Law Building, Lower Level
1001 Bissonnet
Map & Directions

Directed by Miguel Gomes

2008 (Portuguese with subtitles)



147 minutes



Our Beloved Month of August

Aquele querido mês de Agosto

In rural Portugal, the month of August is languid and buzzing, with crowds of people enjoying an annual music festival. In this film-within-a-film, a documentary director (director Miguel Gomes) and his crew wait to shoot the activity. The narrative takes a left turn midway through, as people who have played background roles unexpectedly become characters in a complex family drama, enriched by a lively musical soundtrack.

“Transparently a movie about a group of filmmakers who attempt to possess a particular location, Our Beloved Month relaxes into a meditation on the mysteries of place, personality, and process.”
—J. Hoberman, The Village Voice