In the mountainous heart of Portugal, the month of August is abuzz with people and activity. As emigrants return home, set off fireworks and sing karaoke, we follow the development of a strange relationship between fifteen-year-old Tânia, her cousin Hélder and her father in whose band she sings.
Directed by the great Miguel Gomes, Our Beloved Month of August is an ethnographic portrait of a small town in the mountains of Portugal. Much like his celebrated 2012 effort Tabu, here documentary and fiction collide to form a colorful and unique portrait of place.
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