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August Winds(Ventos de Agosto)

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Brazil · 2014
1h 17m
Director Gabriel Mascaro
Starring Dandara de Morais, Geová Manoel do Santos, Gabriel Mascaro, Maria Salvino dos Santos
Genre Documentary, Mystery

Shirley has left the big city to tend to her elderly grandmother in a small seaside town. There she meets Jeison, a thoughtful researcher of the winds. Together, they confront and reflect upon life's biggest mysteries- — love, death, change, and enduring nature.

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Portland Oregonian by

August Winds is a contemplative, nearly formless depiction of rural life. Mascaro regularly hangs back, adopting an unobtrusive vantage point, letting the moments form so that his characters can live out their lives.


IndieWire by Eric Kohn

Ventos de Agosto presents such an extraordinary portrait of rural life that its textures often overwhelm the narrative.


Variety by Jay Weissberg

Mascaro isn’t interested in psychology and instead simply sketches in thoughts and motivations (Shirley’s boredom, Jeison’s father’s dissatisfaction) without exploring them, much in the manner of an observational documentary. The real connective tissue is the locale.


Screen International by Mark Adams

An engagingly episodic and strikingly beautiful drama, Gabriel Mascaro’s August Winds (Ventos de Agosto) is a slight but rather bewitching film.

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