TABU

Synopsis

A temperamental old woman, her Cape Verdean maid and a neighbour devoted to social causes live on the same floor of a Lisbon apartment building. When the old lady dies, the other two learn of an episode from her past: a tale of love and crime set in an Africa straight from the world of adventure films.

Director's Bio-filmography

Miguel Gomes, Lisbon, 1972. Studied Cinema. Film critic between 1996 and 2000. He directed several short films. THE FACE YOU DESERVE (2004) is his first feature. OUR BELOVED MONTH OF AUGUST (2008) and TABU (2012) have confirmed his success and international projection. TABU has been released in about 50 countries, and won dozens of awards.
Retrospectives from Miguel’s work have been programmed at the Viennale, the BAFICI, Torino Film Festival, in Germany and the USA.
ARABIAN NIGHTS, a three-part feature film, premieres in 2015 edition of the Directors Fortnight in Cannes.

ARABIAN NIGHTSVOLUME 1, THE RESTLESS ONE [2015] ARABIAN NIGHTSVOLUME 2, THE DESOLATE ONE [2015] ARABIAN NIGHTSVOLUME 3, THE ENCHANTED ONE [2015] REDEMPTION [2013] TABU [2012] OUR BELOVED MONTH OF AUGUST [2008] CANTICLE OF ALL CREATURES [2006] THE FACE YOU DESERVE [2004] PRE-EVOLUTION SOCCER’S ONE MINUTE AFTER A GOLDEN GOAL IN THE MASTER LEAGUE [2003] KALKITOS [2002] THIRTY-ONE MEANS TROUBLE [2002] A CHRISTMAS INVENTORY [2000] MEANWHILE [1999]

Theatrical Release

PORTUGAL: APRIL 5, 2012
MEXICO: MAY 27, 2012
UK: SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
CANADA: SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
RUSSIA: NOVEMBER 1, 2012
AUSTRIA: NOVEMBER 8, 2012
GERMAN SWITZERLAND: NOVEMBER 22, 2012
FRANCE: DECEMBER 5, 2012
GERMANY: DECEMBER 20, 2012
USA: DECEMBER 23, 2012
BELGIUM: JANUARY 9, 2013
SPAIN: JANUARY 18, 2013
CHILE: JANUARY 18, 2013
FRENCH SWITZERLAND: JANUARY 23, 2013
HUNGARY: FEBRUARY 21, 2013
GREECE: FEBRUARY 28, 2013
POLAND: MARCH 1, 2013
TAIWAN: MARCH 29, 2013
ARGENTINA: APRIL 25, 2013
SLOVENIA: MAY 6, 2013
URUGUAY: MAY 10, 2013
AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND: MAY 16, 2013
THE NETHERLANDS: JUNE 13, 2013
BRAZIL: JUNE 28, 2013
JAPAN: JULY 13, 2013
BOLIVIA: OCTOBER 04, 2013

Festivals & Awards

62nd Berlinale – Competition Alfred Bauer Award; Critics Award FIPRESCI [Germany, 2012]
Las Palmas International Film Festival [Gran Canaria – Spain, 2012]: Lady Harimaguada de Prata Award, Public Award
Festival Paris Cinéma: Coup de Coeur du Jury, Prix du Jury des bloggers et du web [France, 2012]
Avvantura Festival – FilmForum Zadar [Croatia, 2012]: Best Director
Auteur Film Festival [Croatia, 2012]: Grand Prix
Film Festival Ghent: Grand Prix for Best Film [Belgium, 2012]
Muestra de Cine Europeo de Lanzarote: Best Film [Spain, 2012]
Time Out Awards 2012 [Portugal, 2012]: Portuguese Film of the Year
French Critics Association Cinema Awards [France, 2012]: Best Foreign Film
International Cinephile Society [2012]: Best Original Screenplay
Prémio Autores 2013 – Portuguese Author’s Society [Portugal, 2013]: Best Film
Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias [Colombia, 2013]: Cinecolombia Award for Best Film
Globos de Ouro 2013 [Portugal, 2013]: Globo de Ouro for Best Film
Sophia Awards [Portugal, 2013]: Best film, Best Editing
III Festival de Cine La Orquídea Cuenca [Ecuador, 2013]: Best Director

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Sounds

Cast

Teresa Madruga Laura Soveral Ana Moreira Henrique Espírito Santo Carloto Cotta Isabel Cardoso Ivo Müller Manuel Mesquita

Crew

directed by Miguel Gomes written by Miguel Gomes e Mariana Ricardo cinematography Rui Poças sound Vasco Pimentel 1st assistant director Bruno Lourenço continuity Telmo Churro artistic consultant B&W Silke Fischer decoration Bruno Duarte wardrobe Silvia Grabowski hair & make-up Araceli Fuente and e Donna Meirelles editors Telmo Churro, Miguel Gomes sound editors Miguel Martins, António Lopes mix Miguel Martins production manager Joaquim Carvalho associate producer Alexander Bohr, ZDF/Arte executive producer Luís Urbano co-producers Janine Jackowski, Jonas Dornbach, Maren Ade, Fabiano Gullane, Caio Gullane, Thomas Ordonneau producers Luís Urbano and Sandro Aguilar

35MM | B&W | 1:1.37 | Dolby SRD | 118’

Rated: 12

© O SOM E A FÚRIA, KOMPLIZEN FILM, GULLANE, SHELLAC SUD 2012


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Sponsors

  • Supported by ICA ICA
  • and ANCINE - Agência Nacional para o Cinema (Brazil) ANCINE - Agência Nacional para o Cinema (Brasil) ANCINE - Agência Nacional para o Cinema (Brasil)
  • and Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein (Germany) Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein
  • with the participation of Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animé CNC CNC
  • this film was produced with the support of Ibermedia Ibermedia
  • Developed with the MEDIA Programme of the European Community Media Programme Media Programme
  • and RTP RTP
  • and the participation of ZDF Arte ZDF Arte