“the most joyously odd and surprising film of the year” – The Guardian
The critical hit of the 2012 Berlinale, Miguel Gomes’ rich, funny and poignant film is a two-part tale examining love, loneliness and the power of memory. Shot in narrow screen black and white, it starts in the present day but culminates at the start of the Portuguese Colonial War in 1961. Tabuis a story about love, memory and melancholy and a rueful contemplation of Portugal’s colonial history.
Three women, neighbours in a Lisbon apartment complex, respond in different ways to the loneliness of their enigmatic existence. One of them has a dark secret in her past, which gradually unfolds in a long flashback that casts an ironic light on the lost paradise that the characters, the filmmaker and the audience are all in search of.
Director: Miguel Gomes. Portugal, 2012. 118 minutes. Cert: CLUB. Language: Portuguese (subtitled).
Other Cork Cine Club films to be shown in St. John’s Central College on Thursdays at 8pm are5 BROKEN CAMERAS (documentary – France, Israel, Palestine) on 28 February; BARBARA (Germany) on 7 March; SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN (documentary – UK) on 14 March; THE FORGIVENESS OF BLOOD (Albania) on 21 March; THE GIANTS (Belgium) on 11 April; A SIMPLE LIFE (China) on 18 April.
Please note there are no films on 28 March or 4 April. Shorts may be shown before the feature film.
See www.corkcineclub.com, Facebook and Twitter for trailers, reviews and more. Tickets, €8.50/€7 (includes Cine Club membership), are sold at the door. Foreign language films are subtitled.
Cork Cine Club is supported by access>CINEMA, a resource organization for regional cultural cinema, and by The Arts Council of Ireland.
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