On the occasion of CERN’s 60th anniversary the CERN CinéClub will be showing films from all CERN member states


Thursday 8 May 2014 at 20:00
CERN Council Chamber



Directed by Miguel Gomes (Portugal, 2012) 118 minutes 



Directed by Jérome le Maire (Belgium, 2006) 87 minutes

TABU is a diptych starting off in present day Lisbon with Pilar, a woman concerned about her neighbour Aurora’s eccentricities.  Pilar meets Gian Luca, a man from Aurora’s past.  He starts his story and the film jumps back in time to colonial Africa, where he and Aurora had a passionate love affair.
The second part is made of a quasi-silent film, with no dialogue, just music and voice-over. With a soundtrack that ranges from Lisztian piano music to cover versions of Phil Spector, TABU is just a delight.  Not to mention the sad and melancholy crocodile..

Original version Portuguese; English subtitles









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