August Winds
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Ventos de Agosto

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 is involved with Jeison, who also works on the coconut farm and free dives for lobster and octopus in his spare time. During the month of August, when tropical storms pound the coastline, 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.

Shirley abandona la gran ciudad para trasladarse a un pequeño pueblo junto al mar y cuidar a su anciana abuela. Conduce un tractor en una plantación local de coco, ama la música de rock y quiere convertirse en una artista de tatuajes. Inicia una relación con Jeison, que también trabaja en la plantación y que en sus ratos libres bucea en busca de pulpos y langostas. Durante el mes de agosto, cuando las tormentas tropicales azotan la costa, un sorpresivo descubrimiento hace que Shirley y Jeison se embarquen en una travesía que los enfrenta a un duelo entre la vida y la muerte, la pérdida y la memoria, el viento y el mar.

About the Director

Gabriel Mascaro was born in Recife (Brazil) in 1983, where he still resides and works. Spanning cinema and the visual arts, his work has been shown at the Guggenheim, Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, MoMA Documentary Fortnight, Athens and the São Paulo Biennale. He has written and directed four feature documentaries and two shorts that have screened at important film festivals including Rotterdam (IFFR), Amsterdam (IDFA), Oberhausen, Clermont Ferrand, Leipzig, Copenhagen (CPH:DOX), Visions du Rèel, Buenos Aires (Bafici), Miami, Cartagena and others. His work challenges the line between documentary and fiction and explores the negotiation of power relationships in their most diverse forms. August Winds is his first feature fiction.