Tabu de Miguel Gomes (Trailer)
The movie will not be released in France before December 2012. Though, “Tabu”, the last film of portuguese director Miguel Gomes (“Our Beloved Month of August”) has already reached some impact. Specifically when it has been shown at the Berlinale where it finally get the Alfred Bauer Prize, an award for the innovation. And innovation is precisely what makes this production schemer. As “Tabu”, it is two stories, two times and two movie directions.
The film indeed is subdivided and tells, in a first time, the loneliness of the oldness in the modern Lisbon. A framework built around Pilar, her neighbor Aurora and Santa, the latter’s home nurse, that Miguel Gomes shots with 35mm. The second half moves 50 years back, during the times regretted by Aurora, in a colonial Mozambique where, young, she lived love, passion. The dialogues disappear for the music, feeding the imagination of the viewer and the photography is taken with super-8, losing precision but gaining poetry. Maybe in the way of “I Am Cuba” (Mikhail Kalatozov), the process seems to allow several narrations and, through this, largely explains our curiosity. To see!