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The photography is beautiful no matter where the landscape is. And, what beautiful soothing music which is in no way intrusive. My understanding is that the characters have little or no previous experience. This is not traditionally a "Mexican" film, but more of Mexicans living in Texas. The actors are from the United States. This is the first acting job for Peter Castenada who plays Jaime, a widow making it though without work and in distant relationships with his family who have moved to United States.
The focus of the film is family and the nature of the relationships that evolve through time. It is a generational separation that takes work to ensure the bond in a Mexican traditional family where it all started. Lupe is Jaime's daughter-in-law, whose husband Manuel died at a young age. She remained with Jaime and his wife in Mexico. Then, a death in the family. Jaime loses his job and he and his loving, nurturing daughter-in-law head on to Texas, a place that has kept family separated. The brief stays at his children's homes don't work out.
There is a love story here, Lupe breaks away from the comfort of her father-in-law, who urges her to marry again.
The writer, director, and editor Chris Eska, said, "My hope is that the project will express emotions that are frequently absent from films today but are ubiquitous in our real lives.Read more ›
beautiful storytelling, powerful emotional resonance...it's the kind of
film that scored well with both critics and audiences. It is also one
of the few films set in Texas that looks and feels like Texas.
The real achievement of this film is the portrayal of family members
trying to communicate, to connect emotionally, despite having possibly
disappointed each other or feeling like they have not lived up to each
other's expectations. The bonds between blood family and those that
come to be as close (or closer) than blood family is at the heart of
Despite it's humor and touching moments the grim reality of inevitable
change in life is AUGUST EVENING's reveal.
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There was nothing to indicate before purchase that it was not in English. In addition, the story line was very slow.Published on December 7, 2012 by Renee
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Slower than Scent of Green Papaya, it .. never .. ends. Welcome to Indie Hades, where you must be inferior if you dare speak out against a film. Read morePublished on April 25, 2009 by sidetracked