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David Stratton from ABC1’s AT THE MOVIES interview with Miguel Gomes.

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Rating: M
Running Time: 118 mins
Region: 4 PAL
Release Date: 2 October, 2013
Main Cast: Teresa Madruga, Laura Soveral, Ana Moreira, Henrique Espírito Santo, Carloto Cotta, Isabel Cardoso, Ivo Müller, Manuel Mesquita
Director: Miguel Gomes

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Aurora had a farm in Africa, at the foot of Mount Tabu…

A love story told in two unique parts, TABU is, quite simply, a film unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Deftly moving between contemporary Portugal, colonial Africa and the landscape of dreams, director Miguel Gomes conjures an enthralling story of obsession, memory and dangerous forbidden romance.

Part one, “Paradise Lost”, follows the seemingly ordinary daily life of a devout Lisbon woman, Pilar, and her attempts to support and console her extravagant and bitter neighbour Aurora, who spends her day gambling at the local casino and whose grip on reality is becoming less firm.

When Aurora’s health takes a turn, a stranger is summoned to her deathbed and it gradually transpires this man is Gian Luca, the love of her life from the distant past. This forms the foundation for the second chapter, “Paradise”, set 50 years prior at an African farm in the foothills of Mount Tabu…

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