August Winds

  • 77'
  • Brazil
  • 2014
A clash between Life and Death, somewhere in a small Brazilian seaside town. The teenagers Shirley and Jeison fill their languid August days working on a coconut plantation. In their free time, he dives for lobsters and octopus while she lies in the sun on the boat. And then Jeison brings up a skull.
Gabriel Mascaro is a promising director from the flourishing film scene in the Brazilian city of Recife, which in recent years for instance also produced the Tiger-Award nomination Neighbouring Sounds.
Against the background of emerging tropical storms, the young filmmaker, who was also responsible for the impressive camera work, sketches in his episodic narration how the youthful energy of Shirley and Jeison faces up to death. Shirley's care for her ageing grandma and the mysterious activities of a researcher who records the sounds of the rising wind provide a gently comic note.

Director
Gabriel Mascaro
Country of production
Brazil
Production Year
2014
Festival Edition
IFFR 2015
Length
77'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Ventos de Agosto
Language
Portuguese
Producer
Rachel Ellis
Production Company
Desvia
Sales
FiGa Films
Screenplay
Gabriel Mascaro, Rachel Ellis
Cinematography
Gabriel Mascaro
Editor
Ricardo Pretti, Eduardo Serrano
Production Design
Stefania Regis
Sound Design
Mauricio d'Orey
Cast
Gabriel Mascaro, Dandara de Morais