Cuba, summer 1994. In the midst of Período Especial, one of the greatest crises in the country’s history, thousands of Cuban rafters try to reach the United States illegally, never sure if they’ll make it out alive. With holidays starting, Carlos plunges into a carefree August, wandering around with his friends and falling in love for the first time. Little does he know about the country’s uncertain future, until one by one, neighbors and friends leave in search of a better life, friendships break apart and families split up. In this hot summer, the world of Carlos will turn upside down.


Year: 2019

Runtime: 85 min

Category: (NC-17) Genre: Drama, Family, Social Issue

Language: Spanish


Country: Cuba, Costa Rica, France


Director(s): Armando Capó

Producer(s): Marcela Esquivel Jiménez, Claudia Olivera, Nathalie Trafford

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

Contact(s): M-appeal

Armando Capó

Graduated from EICTV in Documentary Management and ISA in the specialty of Direction. Among his documentaries include “La inertia”, “La tide”, “We stay” and “La Certeza”. “Agosto” is his first feature film. The project won the III Forum of co-production of the San Sebastian Festival, the prize for the Best Latin American Project of the Amiens Festival, the EICTV New Opera Premium Prize and the Global Film Award of the Sundance Institute.


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