Tabu

Portugal Deutschland Brasilien Frankreich 2011/2012 Spielfilm

Summary

Aurora, an elderly Portuguese woman and her Cap Verdean housekeeper live next door to Pilar, who has made it her aim in life to do good. Not that she receives any gratitude for her efforts – and certainly not from the notoriously mistrustful Aurora, who prefers to spend her remaining years losing her meagre savings at the tables of Estoril casino. When the old lady dies, Pilar gets on the track of an old lover.

Making a film without referring to film history is unthinkable for director Miguel Gomes, and it’s no coincidence that his film has the same title as Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau's "Tabu". In his third feature film outing Gomes playfully interprets and rearranges historical events: whilst the first part of his film is in black-and-white and portrays a society wallowing in nostalgia, the second part delivers everything they long for: stirring melodrama, slapstick, juxtaposition and passion.

Source: 62. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Duration:
118 min
Format:
35 mm, DCP, 16:9
Video/Audio:
s/w, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 16.11.2012, 135934, ohne Altersbeschränkung/feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 14.02.2012, Berlin, IFF - Perspektive Deutsches Kino;
Kinostart (DE): 20.12.2012

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Tabu - Eine Geschichte von Liebe und Schuld
  • Weiterer Titel (PT BR) Tabu
  • Weiterer Titel (FR) Tabou

Versions

Original

Duration:
118 min
Format:
35 mm, DCP, 16:9
Video/Audio:
s/w, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 16.11.2012, 135934, ohne Altersbeschränkung/feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 14.02.2012, Berlin, IFF - Perspektive Deutsches Kino;
Kinostart (DE): 20.12.2012

Awards

IFF, Berlin 2012
  • FIPRESCI-Kritikerpreis
  • Alfred-Bauer-Preis
Avvantura Festival, FilmForum Zadar 2012
  • Beste Regie
Festival Paris Cinéma 2012
  • Prix du Jury des bloggers et du web
  • Coup de Coeur du Jury
Las Palmas International Film Festival 2012
  • Public Award
  • Lady Harimaguada de Prata Award