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      August Evening

      PG-13 2007 2h 7m Drama List
      92% Tomatometer 24 Reviews 73% Audience Score 250+ Ratings An illegal worker and his daughter-in-law struggle to live. Read More Read Less
      August Evening

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      Chris Eska's debut feature is a simple but compelling film, with strong performances and a story that moves along slowly but never fails to engage its audience.

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      Peter Rainer Christian Science Monitor Loren has an ethereal presence that is, at the same time, indomitable. Rated: B Nov 21, 2008 Full Review Robert Koehler Variety Eska's tale of a woman's unconditional support of her father-in-law is told with a faux-poetic sensibility that never really connects with his characters' lives. Oct 18, 2008 Full Review Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle This quiet, contemplative gem of a film paints a painfully accurate portrait of familial love, loss, and healing-by-degrees among the migrant communities bordering San Antonio. Rated: 4/5 Oct 10, 2008 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins A very human, heartfelt story with adequate acting and pleasant cinematography. Rated: 6/10 Nov 28, 2020 Full Review Stan Hall Oregonian Jaime and Lupe are vividly realized, sympathetic characters. Oct 31, 2008 Full Review Larry Ratliff San Antonio Express-News (Pedro) Castaneda, the male lead in Chris Eska's mesmerizing debut feature August Evening, has the kind of natural, hypnotic screen presence that cannot be taught. Rated: 3/4 Sep 29, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member good family drama lil long though Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member The Ozu plots will be remade forever, but will anyone dare to adapt his style? Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member A sweet, sad, little story. It could easily have been twenty or thirty minutes shorter and just as effective. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie has a slow pace, but some wonderful moments. It's a slice of life movie about strong relationships, and the importance of family. Not for someone who gets bored easily, however, because it really is a slow moving (yet nice) drama. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member romance and responsibility Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member A subtle film on the struggle to define love, family, and relationships. In some ways this film has amazing uniqueness, but it tends to take those aspects and overdo them. Some paring down of story lines and the nonverbal sequences would make this film much more satisfying. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis An illegal worker and his daughter-in-law struggle to live.
      Director
      Chris Eska
      Screenwriter
      Chris Eska
      Rating
      PG-13 (Brief Strong Language)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Spanish
      Release Date (DVD)
      Jan 13, 2009
      Runtime
      2h 7m