August

201980 minsSpanish - Subtitles: English,

Costa Rica, Cuba and France Cuba. August 1994. Carlos’s (13) world is collapsing: his small coast town turns into chaos, friends are leaving, his grandmother dies; he explores sexuality. He expected a normal summer, but now his emotions are upside down as he fights to survive his uncertain future when government policies change and thousands of Cubans throw themselves into the sea hoping to escape.  

Sales Agent:

Yes  

Available territories:

Africa, Oceania  

Festivals and awards:

  • Toronto International Film Festival 2019 (World Premiere)
  • San Sebastian IFF 2019
  • Mill Valley IFF 2019
  • Schlingel IFF for Children and Young Audience 2019
  • Chicago FF 2019
  • St. Louis IFF 2019
  • Films from the South, Oslo FF 2019
  • Festival Pantalla Latina (CH) 2019
  • Cairo IFF 2019
  • Tallinn Black Nights FF 2019
  • Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano (Havana IFF) 2019
  • Kerala IFF 2019
  • Göteborg FF 2020
  • Festival de Cine Global Dominicano 2020
  • FICCI Cartagena 2020
  • Belmont Film World 2020
  • Cleveland IFF 2020
  • Guadalajara IFF 2020
  • Costa Rica IFF 2020
  • Panama IFF 2020
  • Burgas IFF 2020
  • Filmfestival CineLatino-CineEspañol Tübingen 2020
  • Filmfestival CineLatino-CineEspañol Freiburg 2020
  • Cinema in Sneakers FF for Children & Youth 2020
  • Festival de Lima 2020
  • Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival 2020
  • Rialto Cinema (Go! Cuba special event) 2020
  • Athens IFF 2020
  • AFI Latin American FF, Washington DC 2020
  • RiverRun IFF 2020
  • Charlotte FF 2020
  • Athens IFF 2020
  • Seattle Latino FF 2020 (Best Movie Award)
  • Festival Cuba in Film 2020
  • Kino im Künstlerhaus 2020
  • Kino Achteinhalb in Saarbrücken 2020
  • Indie Festival (BR) 2020
  • Filmar en América Latina 2020
  • Latin American FF São Paulo 2020
  • 100% Human FF (ID) 2020
  • Latin American Film Festival (PT) 2020
  • San Francisco Latino FF 2020
  • Kino Latino Köln 2021
  • Minnesota Cuban FF 2021
  • Belmont Film World 2021
  • La Habana Film Festival (Debut Coral)

Credits

Director and original idea by: Armando Capó Ramos
Producers: La Feria Producciones, Dsafía Paraiso Production
Executive Production in asociation with: Sueño despierto films, Esperanza Arts Foundation, René Cruz, Rena Dillon Cruz
Associate Production: Fade In, Estudio ST, Sputnik films
Executive Producers: Marcela Esquivel, Claudia Olivera, Nathalie Trafford, Rene Cruz, Rena Dillon Cruz
General Production: Marcela Esquivel Jiménez
Director of Photography: Javier Labrador Delafeu
Production Designer: Celia Ledón
Screenplay: Abel Arcos
Screenplay Consulting: Alejandro Fernández Almendras
Editor: Ariel Escalante and Juan Soto
Music: Alex Catona
Wardrobe: Lisandra Ramos
Cast: Damián González Guerrero, Lola Amores Rodríguez, Rafael Lahera Suárez, Verónica Lynn López, Glenda Delgado Domínguez, Alejandro Guerrero Machado, Luis Ernesto Barcenas, Tatiana Monge Herrera
Assistant Director: Karina Cáceres
Casting Director: Rosa María Rodríguez Pupo
Art Director: Celia Ledón
Make up and Hair Stylist: Francisco Carreño
Postproduction: Fernando Fonseca, Fade in, Cosmodigital
Postproduction in France: Alice Labbé Le Picard
Sound: Gastón Saenz
Sound Design: Sheyla Pool
Audio mix: Jean-Guy Véran Mactari