AUGUST 

Cuba / Costa Rica / France  85 min.

 

Director: Armando Capó

Writer: Abel Arcos, Armando Capó

Cinematography: Javier Labrador Deulofeu

Music: Alex Catona

Cast: Damián González Guerrero, Lola Amores Rodríguez, Rafael Lahera Suárez, Verónica Lynn López, Glenda Delgado Domínguez, Alejandro Guerrero Machado, Luis Ernesto Bárcenas, Tatiana Monge Herrera

Producers: Marcela Esquivel; Caudia Olivera Peña; Nathalie Trafford

Production: Paraiso Production Diffusion, D’Safia Producciones (CU), La Feria Producciones (CR)

Sales: M-APPEAL WORLD SALES UG

 

Synopsis

Cuba (August, 1994). The world of Carlos is collapsing. His little hometown is a chaos. His friends are leaving, his grandmother dies, he is exploring sexuality. He was hoping for a normal summer but his emotions are upside down while he tries to survive with an uncertain future when government politics change and thousands of cubans are throwing themselves to the sea with the hope of escaping.
Synopsis

Armando Capó

Armando Capó

director

Armando Capó (b. 1979) Armando Capó was bor in Gibara. He first graduated from Cuba’s National School of Visual Arts. He later graduated in directing at Instituto Superior de ARTE (ISA) and as documentary Film director at EICTV, San Antonio de los Baños. His works have been selected to participate in important festivals. Has been awarded for his Films in Films Festivals. “La Marea” was selected for the critics as on of the best Cuban Films in 2009. Armando was invited by the MOMA (2013 MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media) and the Wintherthur Film Festival to do a retrospective on his previous works.

FILMOGRAPHY

Agosto – 2019
Cuban Experimental Short Films: 1960 to 2016 (segment “Nos quedamos”) – 2017
Nos quedamos (Documentary short) – 2010
La inercia (Documentary short) – 2008
Te quiero mucho (Short) – 2008