Tabu Review

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In the wake their friend’s death, two women (Mardruga and Cardoso) attempt to track down the mysterious man she'd had a passionate affair with in her youth.


Audaciously switching between dialogue and narration and 35mm colour and 16mm monochrome, as the scene shifts from contemporary Lisbon to colonial Africa, Miguel Gomes considers the deceptivity 
of appearances in examining the extent to which all lives have their secrets.

Shot in beautiful black and white with some stunning visuals, Gomes’ narrative quest is a understated gem.