By Gabriel MASCARO


Drama - Completed 2014

The August winds gust and a poetic duel between life, death, loss, memory, the wind and the sea ensues.

& Awards

Festival del Filme de Locarno 2014
Special Mention
Festival de San Sebastián 2014
Vancouver IFF 2014
New Directors Competition
Hamptons International Film Festival 2014
Golden Starfish Competition
BFI London FF 2014
Debate Section
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 75 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Gabriel MASCARO
    • Writer(s)
    • Gabriel MASCARO, Rachel ELLIS
    • Producer(s)
    • Rachel ELLIS (DESVIA)
    • Synopsis
    • 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 Intertropical Convergence Zone, 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.