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TABU

Fri, Feb 8, 2013
at 5:45 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 10)
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Sun, Feb 10, 2013
at 7:30 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 4)
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TABU

DIRECTOR: Miguel Gomes - PORTUGAL

“The ghosts of F.W. Murnau, Luis Buñuel, Joseph Cornell, and Jack Smith hover above this exquisite, absurdist entry in the canon of surrealist cinema. Shot in ephemeral black-and-white celluloid, Tabu is movie-as-dream—an evocation of irrational desires, extravagant coincidences, and cheesy nostalgia that nevertheless is grounded in serious feeling and beliefs, even anti-colonialist politics. There is a story, which is delightful to follow and in which the cart comes before the horse: the first half is set in contemporary Lisbon, the second, involving two of the same characters, in colonial Mozambique in the early 1960s. Phil Spector’s ‘Be My Baby’ belted in Portuguese, a wandering crocodile, and a passionate, ill-advised coupling seen through gently moving mosquito netting make for addled movie magic.”—New York Film Festival (118 mins.)

Selected Filmography: The Face You Deserve (04), Our Beloved Month of August (08)

Winner of the FIPRESCI (International Film Critics) Award at the Berlin Film Festival.

Sponsored by Nel Centro.

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Interests: Narrative Feature.

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