Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Tabu - EIFF 2012

Visually stunning.

Shot in black and white and every frame could be hung in an art gallery.

You could watch this with no sound.

It's that gorgeous.

Sadly my advice would be to either watch it with no sound or lobby the film-makers to produce a coffee table book of stills from the movie.

Pretentious doesn't come close to summing up the story being delivered here.

Loooooooooooooooooooooooong periods of silence that is achingly dull and not contemplative or meaningful.

Performances that are knowingly OTT.

You cannot shake the feeling that your presence in the audience places you at the heart of a Situationist prank.

So...beautiful but pretentious and dull in equal measure.

A full house in the screening I attended suggests to me that I may be in the minority on this one.

1 comment:

  1. What is the story about if you don't mind me asking, or does it even have one?

    Pretentious people like watching pretentious films. Thankfully you're not pretentious at all!