Rent Our Beloved Month of August (2008)

3.4 of 5 from 57 ratings
2h 24min
Rent Our Beloved Month of August (aka Aquele Querido Mes de Agosto) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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A tantalizing mix of documentary, fiction and everything in-between, Miguel Gomes' multi-award-winning film is his intoxicating love song to rural Portugal... and to cinema. Intricately structured and beautifully filmed, Gomes creates a narrative that slowly and craftily emerges into the sunlight from under its documentary canvas, through the entrancing use of visuals, sound and music. In its deliberate moulding of documentary into fiction and vice versa, and with its nods to The Wizard of Oz as well as to the universe of Apichatpong and Pedro Costa, the film follows a playful, evolutionary path to become something wholly individual and very unique.
Sónia Bandeira, Fábio Oliveira, , Manuel Soares
Sandro Aguilar, Thomas Ordonneau, Luís Urbano
Miguel Gomes, Telmo Churro
Aquele Querido Mes de Agosto
Second Run
Portugal, Drama
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Run Time:
144 minutes
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
  • Miguel Gomes' award-winning 2006 short film - Canticle of All Creatures (Cantico das Criaturas)
  • 2008 Cannes Film Festival / Official Selection - Director's Fortnight
  • 2008 Viennale / FIPRESCI Prize, Miguel Gomes
  • 2008 Sao Paulo International Film Festival / Winner: Critics Award, Best Film
  • 2009 Golden Globes, Portugal / Winner: Best Film

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Reviews (1) of Our Beloved Month of August

A long film without a pleasing resolution - Our Beloved Month of August review by VR

Spoiler Alert

I watched this film hoping something might actually happen. I waiting through the lovely views of the Algarve and the explanation of why people have to look out for smoke in the arid pine and eucalyptus forest. I understand as a person who is half Portuguese that this could lead to a life and death situation, but I was hoping for something more than the Karaoke story line.

I know personally that life is slower there and they rely on the fruits of their labour, but I felt that everyone had such low expectations for life. To me the film was repetitive and the promised amateur film was never made. This film was too long 2 hours and 24 minutes. The story line of the young cousins seemed sleazy to me and just an opportunity to have a sex scene with the young cast. Not believable.

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