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Saturday 21st April 2018
Our Beloved Month of August
In the heart of the Portuguese mountains, a father, daughter and cousin return home to share a love of music.
The Guardian: An intense, even passionate story surfaces from this calm millpond. Tânia (Sónia Bandeira) is the singer in a dance band run by her overprotective father. He is obsessed with Tânia’s resemblance to her mother, who ran off with a Lisbon doctor many years before, and deeply angry and scared at her growing infatuation with her cousin Hélder (Fábio Oliveira). Their story is involving and unexpectedly moving. Our Beloved Month Of August is a real one-off: eccentric and singular and cerebral: an arthouse event, yes, but also witty and emotionally engaged. I found myself thinking about it for days afterwards – and smiling a very great deal. Try it.