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Miguel Gomes

MIGUEL GOMES (Lisbon, 1972) is a portuguese film director. Grand Tour is his 6th feature, with world première in Cannes Film Festival’s 2024 Competition. Gomes directed several short films presented and awarded in international film festivals. The Face You Deserve (2004) was his first feature. His next features Our Beloved Month of August (Cannes’ Director’s Fortnight 2008), Tabu (Berlinale Official Competition 2012: Alfred Bauer and FIPRESCI awards), Arabian Nights (a film in three feature parts, Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight, 2015) and The Tsugua Diaries (Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight, 2019) confirmed his international success and projection. Gomes is presently working on Selvajaria, based on a book by brazilian author Euclides da Cunha and Cantiga, based on a graphic novel by french ilustrator Blexbolex. Retrospectives of Gomes’ work took place in Austria, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, USA. He received a Career Award at Laceno d’Oro Film Festival (Italy, 2016). Miguel graduated in Film from the Lisbon Film and Theatre School and worked as a film critic. He lives in Lisbon.



SYNOPSIS Rangoon, Burma, 1917. Edward, a civil servant for the British Empire, runs away from his fiancée Molly the day she arrives to get married. During his travels, however, panic gives way to melancholy. Contemplating the emptiness of his existence, the cowardly Edward wonders what has become of Molly… Determined to get married and amused by Edward’s move, Molly follows…