Wednesday, August 25, 2010

It’s Actual Life. No, It’s Drama. No, It’s Both. // Miguel Gomes and Others Mix Drama and Reality

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By Dennis Lim

“Our Beloved Month of August,” by the director Miguel Gomes, is at once a musical, a travelogue, a quasi-incestuous family melodrama, an ethnographic portrait of Portuguese folk traditions and an account of its own chaotic production. As he tells it, Mr. Gomes ventured into rural central Portugal a few years ago to make a fictional film against the backdrop of the region’s summer music festivals.

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