Tabu Trailer (2012)

Winner of the Alfred Bauer Prize for Artistic Innovation and the FIPRESCI Jury Prize at the Berlinale, Miguel Gomes' Tabu is an utterly beguiling love story that moves surprisingly and effectively between contemporary Portugal and colonial Africa, transporting us into the past, immersing us in a tale of love and crime straight from the world of adventure films. The story introduces us to a temperamental old woman, her Cape Verdean maid and a caring neighbour who live on the same floor of a Lisbon apartment building, sharing a seemingly uneventful existence. The devout Pilar gives her time to social causes and also tries to support the elderly Aurora, who gambles away her money at the casino and is convinced that her maid Santa is casting spells on her. As Aurora's health fades, she asks for a man to be summoned to her deathbed. When he is found, he tells an incredible story - one of an obsessive love, a melancholic crocodile, and a crime of passion with lingering repercussions. In glorious black and white, Gomes playfully references cinema classics while forging an entirely new and distinct path: vibrant, original and romantic.

1 min 58 sec


Posted On
June 20, 2012
Miguel Gomes

Miguel Gomes

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