Tabu

"TABU" CELEBRATED ITS PREMIERE AT THE 62nd INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IN BERLIN IN COMPETITION AND THE ALFRED-BAUER-AWARD AND THE FIPRESCI PRIZE.



A CO-PRODUCTION WITH O SOM E A FÚRIA (PORTUGAL), GULLANE ENTRETENIMENTO (BRAZIL), SHELLAC SUD (FRANCE), ZDF/ARTE AND RTP PORTUGAL; FUNDED BY INSTITUTE FOR CINEMA AND AUDIOVISUALS (ICA), CENTRE NATIONAL DU CINÉMA ET DE L’IMAGE ANIMÉE (CNC), FILM FUND HAMBURG SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN (FFHSH), AGÊNCIA NACIONAL PARA O CINEMA (ANCINE); DEVELOPED WITH THE MEDIA PROGRAMME OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY.

2012 | 35mm | B&W | 1:1.37 | Dolby SRD | 118 min


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.


Cast

Pilar Teresa Madruga
AuroraLaura Soveral
Young AuroraAna Moreira
VenturaHenrique Espirito Santo
Young VenturaCarloto Cotta
SantaIsabel Cardoso
Aurora's husband Ivo Müller
MárioManuel Mesquita


Crew

Written by Miguel Gomes, Mariana Teixeira
Directed by Miguel Gomes
Producers Luís Urbano, Sandro Aguilar (O Som e a Fúria)
Co-producers Janine Jackowski, Jonas Dornbach, Maren Ade (Komplizen Film GmbH),
Fabiano Gullane, Caio Gullane (Gullane Entretenimento),
Thomas Ordonneau (Shellac Sud)
Associate Producer
Alexander Bohr, ZDF/Arte
Cooperation
Georg Steinert, Arte G.E.I.E.
Production Manager Joaquim Carvalho
Director of Photography Rui Poças, A.I.P.
Decoration Bruno Duarte
Black & White Consultant Silke Fischer
Costume Design Silvia Grabowski
Sound Vasco Pimentel
Editing Telmo Churro, Miguel Gomes


Awards

Berlinale 2012, Competition
Alfred-Bauer-Preis and FIPRESCI Prize
Las Palmas International Film Festival 2012
Lady Harimaguada de Prata Silver Award and Public Award
LUX Prize 2012 - Official Selection
Festival Paris Cinéma - Coup de Coeur du Jury, Prix du Jury des bloggers et du web
Avvantura Festival, FilmForum Zadar - Best Director
Film Festival Ghent - Grand Prix for Best Film
Muestra de Cine Europeo de Lanzarote - Best Film
French Critics Association - Best Foreign Movie
The International Cinephile Society - Best Original Screenplay
Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias - Best Film


Theatrical Release

Portugal, France, Brasil, Germany, Switzerland, Greece, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Eire, Canada, USA, Poland, Ex-Jugoslavia, Albania, Mexico, Austria, Spain, Japan, Italy, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belgium, The Netherlands, Hungary, Taiwan, CIS & Baltics, Romania, Turkey, Turkish speaking Cyprus


Festivals

Berlinale 2012 – Competition
Las Palmas International Film Festival
Festival Paris Cinéma
Avvantura Festival – FilmForum Zadar
Hong Kong International Film Festival
Copenhagen Film Festival CPH:PIX
Buenos Aires International Film Festival (BAFICI)
Festival Lusophone de Pau
Cinéma Louxor
Festival du film de Cabourg
Transilvania International Film Festival
Jeonju International Film Festival
Festival des journées de cinéma et de marche
FID Marseille
Sydney Film Festival
Midnight Sun Film Festival
Edinburgh Film Festival
Festival du film de La Rochelle
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Sarajevo Film Festival
Jerusalem Film Festival
Durban International Film Festival
New Zealand Film Festival
Melbourne International Film Festival
Rencontres Cinéma de Gindou
Avant première rentrées – Méliès
Transatlantyk Poznan
SANFIC
Etats Generaux du film Documentaire de Lussas
Lux Awards @ Venice Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival
Vancouver Film Festival
Rencontre à la campagne
International Cinematographers’ Film Festival MANAKI BROTHERS
Helsinki International Film Festival
Kaunas Film Festival
New York Film Festival
Montreal Nouveau Cinema
Festival do Rio International Film Festival
Mostra de São Paulo
La Roche Sur Yon Film Festival
AFI Fest
Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Stockholm International Film Festival
Torino Film Festival – Miguel Gomes Retrospective
Viennale International Film Festival
Ljubljana International Film Festival
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
Gijon International Film Festival
Dubai International Film Festival
Tromsø International Film Festival


Distribution / World Distribution

Distribution: Real Fiction Filmverleih ( http://www.realfictionfilme.de/)
World Distribution: The Match Factory (http://www.the-match-factory.de)