Thursday, 23 January 2014

Tabu (film)

If you enjoyed yesterday's Mary And Max at the Curzon Cinema, you might be interested to know about the next Eastbourne Film Society screening at the same venue. Tabu is a Portuguese film directed by Lisbon born film-maker Miguel Gomes. First off, I love the haunting crocodile's eye on the posters!

A film of two halves, Tabu is set partly in Lisbon where the 80 year old Aurora and her Cape Verde housemaid Santa live together off Aurora's pension, and partly in the Portuguese Africa of the early 1960s where the young Aurora lived with her husband. Aurora had an affair in Africa. The man's friend discovered the couple and insisted they not see each other again but Aurora shot the friend and the man left both her and Africa for good. Now, believing herself close to death, she wants to find her erstwhile lover again.

Curzon Cinema, Wed 5th Feb, times tbc.
Tickets £6.80 adults, £4.80 concessions, available by calling 01323 731441 or in person at the Box Office (3pm to 7pm daily)