The only Brazilian selection at AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi, Gabriel Mascaro’s AUGUST WINDS encapsulates the spirit of innovation and experimentation that characterizes many of the films in the World Cinema section of this year’s festival. AUGUST WINDS is a lyrical journey, set on an island off the coast of northeastern Brazil, where a young couple contemplates the nature of death after discovering a skull floating offshore. Having previously directed documentaries, including HOUSEMAIDS and HIGH RISE, this is Mascaro’s first foray into a fictional film, and his eye for capturing natural surroundings blends with an engrossing and meditative narrative.…

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