Our Beloved Month of August

Aquele Querido Mês de Agosto

150 mins
7.6 / 10 (2103)


A director clashes with his producer as he makes a film in rural Portugal. Meanwhile documentary footage captures the locals’ summer pastimes, such as karaoke. Soon, villagers start acting out the director’s screenplay—a melodrama about a local singer and her guitar-playing cousin.

MUBI's take

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.