Tabu
Tabu

Section
Official Section
Country
Portugal, Alemania, Brasil, Francia - Portugal, Germany, Brazil, France
Year
2012
Runtime
110 min.
Production
O Som e a Fúria [pt]
Director
Miguel Gomes
Writer
Miguel Gomes, Mariana Ricardo
Photographer
Rui Poças
Producer
Luís Urbano, Sandro Aguilar
Cast
Teresa Madruga, Laura Soveral, Ana Moreira, Henrique Espírito Santo, Carloto Cotta, Isabel Cardoso, Ivo Müller, Manuel Mesquita
Notes
International Film Festivals: Berlinale

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Tabu

Aurora, a temperamental old woman suffering from gambling addiction, her Cape Verdean maid and Pilar, a neighbour devoted to social causes, live on the same floor of a Lisbon apartment building. When the old lady dies, the other two learn of an episode from her past: a tale of love and crime set in an Africa straight from the world of adventure films. In TABU, Gomes interprets and rearranges historical events: whilst the first part of his film portrays a society wallowing in nostalgia, the second part delivers everything they long for: melodrama, slapstick, juxtaposition and passion.