August Winds

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.
Genre: Drama
77 min



Shall we get some sleep'?

Put your arm here.

I'm going to lay you in bed.

- Fix that blanket first.

- Let me lay you down first.

That one there.

- This one?

- That one,

so it doesn't slip and choke me.

- This okay?

- That one there.

- This one?

- The other one.

- Is this okay?

- No, it was the other one.

It won't slip now.

Don't worry. it's tucked in tight now.


- My legs are aching a lot.

Put your arm around my neck.

Bless you, my grandchild.

Let me get the blanket.

Don't try to get up.


Damn, that hurt!

Will you let me tattoo your arm or not?

Don't pester me.

A tattoo lasts forever.

But ifs a small one. It won't hurt.

If my father sees me with a tattoo,

he'll kick me out.

What a coward, scared of his father.

Be still!

- Good morning!


Everything okay?

Dust fine.

- Working hard?

- Fixing a net to go shrimping.

Very well.

I'm a photographer,

and I enlarge and restore photos.

My work is top quality.

I came to offer my services.

You won't have to pay till November.

I also have these.

For a deceased relative.

The photo looks great on porcelain.

I don't want to spend my money

on that sort of thing.

- Come on.

- I don't like spending money on such things.


- I'm not interested.

Porcelain lasts a lifetime.

I'm not interested.

- You're not interested?

- No.

All right then.

- Thank you very much.

- You're welcome.


- Yes, friend?

What if I Wanted to put three people

in the portrait?

Me, him, and someone who has passed away.

But I only have one portrait.

Do you do that?

- You only have one portrait?

- Yes.

- One of yourself?

- No. Me, him and the deceased.

We can use the sky as the background,

since she's certainly up in heaven.

We can have the three of you here

with the sky as a backdrop.

It'll look really great.

I can also include a message

in honor of the deceased.

- What was her name?

- Maria Helena.

- Maria Helena?

- Yes.

For instance, I could Write:

Maria Helena, time will never erase

the memory of someone like you,

capable of making fleeting moments

great and unforgettable.

Did you miss your brother a lot

after he left for Sao Paulo?

Yes. I was still single then.

You chose not to go,

and now you sit there,

complaining that you don't like being here,

that you miss him,

that you were abandoned.

Well, that's life.

When we're healthy,

we can have great aspirations.

When we're not, all that's left

is to Wait for a child of God like you.

What child Of God?

Someone like you,

who's shown me great charity.

Isn't that right, my child?

Life is beautiful when we're young,

but ifs cruel in old age.

I don't want to be here either.

I came to care for you

because my mother sent me.

Thank the Lord!

You might feel thankful. I don't.

Even when people lose their parents,

the hope of seeing them again remains.

Once in a While, I see mine.

- I do.

- See them how?

In my dreams.

They come to me and they smile

and gaze upon me.

They come and stay.

What we can't see in the flesh,

we can see in our dreams.

Used to supply the cities.

The sand has disappeared,

and the sea has seized the hillside.

Let's move on to natural phenomena.

In Brazil, along the northeast coast,

the sea is causing significant damage.

In several cities, the waves

have flooded streets and homes.

What is happening in our country?

The sea advances and retreats,

altering the map of Brazil.

In Joao Pessoa,

strong waves crashed down on children.

Yesterday, in Baia da Traicao,

on Paraiba's north coast,

the tide rose to nine feet

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