Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

August
(Agosto)

 

Year: 2019
Country: CUBA, COSTA RICA, FRANCE
Run Time: 85 minutes

August
August
August
August

After graduating from secondary school, Carlos and his friends prepare for a relaxing and carefree summer by the sea. But the collapse of the Soviet Union does not make for a relaxing and carefree summer when you’re growing up in Cuba. Set in the summer of 1994 in the midst of Cuba’s “Special Period,” AUGUST is a coming-of-age film that captures the country’s economic crisis through the perspective of a teenage boy. While Carlos manages the regular obstacles of adolescence, such as discovering sexuality, falling in love, and experiencing loss for the first time, life as he knows it is rapidly dissolving around him. As the situation in Cuba becomes more desperate, an increasing number of friends and neighbors attempt to escape to the shores of Florida... a journey not everyone will survive. Stuck between the dangerous unknown of leaving and the hopeless uncertainty of staying, Carlos must find his own way. (In Spanish with subtitles) — G.S.

CIFF44 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 8:55 PM ET

Friday, March 27, 2020 at 4:55 PM ET

Capitol Theatre

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 2:15 PM ET

Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles

Sidebar
Cinema en Español

Competition
International Narrative Competition

Director

Director
Armando Capó

Producers
Marcela Esquivel Jiménez, Claudia Olivera, Nathalie Trafford

Screenwriting
Abel Arcos, Armando Capó

Cinematography
Javier Labrador Delafeu

Editing
Juan Soto, Ariel Escalante

Principal Cast
Damián González Guerrero, Alejandro Guerrero Machado, Glenda Delgado Dominguez, Luis Ernesto Barcenas, Rafael Lahera Suárez, Lola Amores Rodríguez, Verónica Lynn López

Print Source

Community Partners

IPM (International Partners in Mission)

The Young Latino Network

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