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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
15
Cast
Teresa Madruga
Laura Soveral
Isabel Muñoz Cardoso
Henrique Espírito Santo.
Directors
Miguel Gomes.
Screenwriters
Mariana Ricardo
Miguel Gomes.
Running Time
118 minutes

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Tabu
Portuguese poetry


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Plot
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.


Review
Tabu
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.


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


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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