Miguel Gomes

  • Miguel Gomes – Entretanto (1999)

    Miguel Gomes1991-2000MusicalPortugalShort Film
    Entretanto (1999)
    Entretanto (1999)

    Three youths, an androgynous girl and two boys, circle around each other in love: during rugby training, at a pool party and on the beach. Three-way kisses, mean words and half-serious scuffles. Surreal snapshots almost without words, accompanied by the Kinks and Doris Day.Read More »

  • Maureen Fazendeiro & Miguel Gomes – Diários de Otsoga AKA The Tsugua Diaries (2021) (HD)

    Arthouse2021-2030Maureen FazendeiroMiguel GomesPortugal

    In sun-soaked Portugal, Crista, Carloto, and João live in rural peace during the COVID lockdown. They pass their time in a spacious farmhouse where the dog days of summer are filled with dancing, chores, disturbed sleep patterns, flirtations, and building a backyard butterfly house.Read More »

  • Maureen Fazendeiro & Miguel Gomes – Diários de Otsoga AKA The Tsugua Diaries (2021)

    Maureen Fazendeiro2021-2030ArthouseExperimentalMiguel GomesPortugal

    IMDb wrote:
    Follows Crista, Carloto and João who are building an airy greenhouse for butterflies in the garden and share household routines, but they are not the only ones.

    A COVID-era vacation story told in reverse, starting with Day 22 and working itself back to Day 1. The proposition is a bit gimmicky, but I found the results moving and fun, one of my favorites of the year.Read More »

  • Miguel Gomes – Redemption (2013)

    Miguel Gomes2011-2020ArthouseDocumentaryPortugal

    On January 21st 1975, in a village in the north of Portugal, a child writes to his parents who are in Angola to tell them how sad Portugal is. On July 13th 2011, in Milan, an old man remembers his first love. On May 6th 2012, in Paris, a man tells his baby daughter that he will never be a real father. During a wedding ceremony on September 3rd 1977 in Leipzig, the bride battles against a Wagner opera that she can’t get out of her head. But where and when have these four poor devils begun searching for redemption?Read More »

  • Miguel Gomes – Cántico das criaturas AKA Canticle of all Creatures (2006)

    2001-2010ArthouseCultMiguel GomesPortugal


    Assis 2005: a troubadour walks the streets of St. Francis of Assisi hometown, singing and playing the Song of Brother Sun or Song of the Creatures, written by St. Francis back in the winter of 1224. Woods of Umbria, 1212: during one preaching to the birds, St. Francis suddenly faints. Reanimated by St. Clare, the saint looks strange and absent and he doesn’t remember anything. When the night falls, the animals in the forest sing and praise Francis. But this love sung by the animals leads to a feeling of possession, a desire of exclusivity usually known as jealousy.Read More »

  • Miguel Gomes – Aquele Querido Mes de Agosto AKA Our Beloved Month of August (2008)

    2001-2010ArthouseDramaMiguel GomesPortugal

    Despite a complete lack of financing and cast, driven young director Miguel Gomes is hell-bent on making a film and dives headlong into a cinematic kaleidoscope. With a camera and a small crew, Gomez travels to a remote Portuguese mountainside, where the Pardieiros music festival is under way, and begins filming the townsfolk. While the festival sets one’s eyes ablaze and toes tapping, Gomes finds a narrative slowly and sneakily emerging. Locations, songs, and characters from the documentary are recast as echoes of their former selves. Townspeople are reincarnated as members of a family band and incestuous subplots unfold. These colliding realities beg the question: Is the beginning of the film merely research for following fiction? Is truth a rehearsal for fiction here, or is it the other way around? This one-of-a-kind diptych probes the intersection of documentary and fiction filmmaking, suggesting that story and reality are echoes of one another. Ravishingly photographed and brilliantly assembled, Our Beloved Month of August is a travelogue to get lost in, an indigenous film created by tourists. It’s also a window into a fascinating filmmaking process that continues to unravel long after the credits roll.Read More »

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