Ventos de Agosto (August Winds)

Gabriel Mascaro

Country: Brazil
Year: 2014
Format: Digital
Length: 77 min
Image: Colour
Language: Portuguese
Subtitles: Catalan, English

Production company: Desvia Filmes
Producer: Rachel Ellis
Screenplay: Gabriel Mascaro, Rachel Ellis
Photography: Gabriel Mascaro
Editor: Ricardo Pretti, Eduardo Serrano
Sound: Victoria Franzan, Mauricio D'Órey
Actors: Dandara De Morais, Geová Manoel Dos Santos, Maria Salvino dos Santos, Antônio José dos Santos, Gabriel Mascaro



In a small coastal village in Brazil, the month of August brings high tides, strong winds and the arrival of a researcher recording the sound of the trade winds. His arrival coincides with a surprise discovery that takes two of the village’s young inhabitants on a journey that brings them face to face with a duel between life and death, loss and memory, the wind and the sea.


Gabriel Mascaro (Recife, 1983) works in film and the visual arts. He has written and directed four documentary features, KFZ-1348 (2008), Um lugar ao sol (2009), Av. Brazilia Teimosa (2010) and Doméstica (2012). Ventos de agosto is his first fictional feature.



  1. Locarno Film Festival
  2. Festival Internacional de Cine de San Sebastián