VENTOS DE AGOSTO (Winds of August) - Concorso Internazionale


by Gabriel Mascaro
Brazil 2014, 77min

with Dandara de Morais, Geová Manoel dos Santos

produced by Rachel Ellis, Desvia Produções Artísticas e Audiovisuais




Shirley has left the big city to live in a small seaside town and look after her elderly grandmother. She drives a tractor on a local coconut plantation, loves rock music and wants to be a tattoo artist. She feels trapped in the tiny coastal village. She is involved with Jeison, who also works on the coconut farm and who free dives for lobster and octopus in his spare time. During the month of August, when tropical storms pound the coastline a researcher registering the sound of the trade winds emanating from the Inter-tropical Zone of Convergence, arrives in their village. The high tides and the growing winds mark the following days of the village and a surprise discovery takes Shirley and Jeison on a journey that confronts them with the duel between life and death, loss and memory, the wind and the sea.

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