August

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    August

    Agosto

    Directed by

    Cuba, Costa Rica, France

    2019

    85 min

    • Spanish

    Drama

    Cuba, summer 1994. In the midst of Periodo Especial, one of the greatest crises in the country's history, thousands of Cuban rafters try to reach the United States illegally, never sure if they'll make it out alive. With holidays starting, Carlos plunges into a carefree August, wandering around with his friends and falling in love for the first time. Little does he know about the country's uncertain future, until one by one, neighbors and friends leave in search of a better life, friendships break apart and families split up. In this hot summer, the world of Carlos will turn upside down.

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    Credits

    Cast
    Damián González Guerrero
    Alejandro Guerrero Machado
    Glenda Delgado Dominguez
    Luis Ernesto Barcenas
    Rafael Lahera Suárez
    Lola Amores Rodríguez
    Verónica Lynn López
    Tatiana Monge Herrera
    Screenplay
    Armando Capó
    Abel Arcos Soto
    Cinematography
    Javier Labrador Delafeu
    Editing
    Juan Soto
    Ariel Escalante
    Music
    Alex Catona
    Production
    LA FERIA PRODUCCIONES S.A.
    Production
    DSAFíA PRODUCCIONES
    Production
    PARAISO PRODUCTION
    Sales
    M-APPEAL

    Press

    While the movie may serve as a dark reminder of this not-so-distant past, it's also a testament to the idea that life does not stop because of politics.

    Monica Castillo, Remezcla

    Armando Capó

    Armando Capó

    Cuba

    Armando Capó was born in Gibara, Cuba. He studied documentary film at the International Film School of San Antonio de los Baños and directing at the University of Arts of Cuba. He has directed several short films and documentaries, including INERTIA (2008), WE STAYED (2009), ABSENCE (2011), and CERTAINTY (2012). AUGUST (2019) is his narrative film debut and it world-premiered at Toronto IFF.