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Presented by: Benjamin Legg, Senior Lecturer in the department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Portugal/Brazil/France/Germany (2012) Dir: Miguel Gomes.

An epic tribute to F.W. Murnau’s 1931 film of the same name, and the most widely distributed and critically acclaimed Portuguese film released in decades, Tabu tells an enchanting tale of love and loss that unsettles the audience with its portrayal of colonial nostalgia in a postcolonial world. Beautifully filmed in black and white, Tabu jumps between a bleak contemporary Lisbon in the recent years of economic crisis and a fictionalized, wistful portrayal of colonial Mozambique as it recounts an ill-fated love affair that continues to resonate in the characters' worlds. “One of the most original and inventive—as well as trenchantly political and painfully romantic--films of recent years.” Richard Brody, New Yorker. Portuguese with English subtitles. 118 min. DVD. Presented in collaboration with the Department of Spanish & Portuguese.
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By: International Lens Film Series

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