Competition: Win ‘Tabu’ on Blu-ray *closed*

Following on from 2008’s Our Beloved Month of August, Portuguese director Miguel Gomes returned victoriously last year with monochrome marvel and Berlin Film Festival hit Tabu (2012), an engaging, provocative and poetic drama set both in Portugal and in an unnamed African location. To celebrate Tabu’s home entertainment release on 14 January, we’ve kindly been provided with THREE Blu-ray copies of the film to give away to our loyal readers, courtesy of our good friends at New Wave Films. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

Bearing the same title as F. W. Murnau’s classic Tabu (1931), shot in black and white and taking place at least partly in a distant land, Gomes’ third feature film is divided in two distinctive yet complementary storylines. Whilst the first part, shot in 35mm and in the present time, portrays a society wallowing in nostalgia, the second part, shot in 16mm, goes back in time and plays with history, sound, the concept of linear narration, as well as the ideas of melodrama, slapstick, passion and tragedy. Both parts feature Aurora at two different stages of her life: an older Aurora regrets a past long gone while a younger Aurora dreams of a more passionate life. A virtuoso film, Tabu also offers a reflection on Europe’s colonial past.

To be in with a chance of winning one of THREE Blu-ray copies of Miguel Gomes’ Tabu, just answer the following simple question:

At which major European film festival did Miguel Gomes pick up the Alfred Bauer Prize back in 2012?

a) Berlin Film Festival

b) Cannes Film Festival
c) Venice Film Festival
To enter, simply fill out the contact form below with your name, email address, subject (‘Tabu’), answer and postal address in the comment box provided.*

*Please note that this is a special competition which only our Facebook and Twitter fans will be eligible to win. If you are not on our Facebook ‘Like’ list, then you can easily join us by following this link: and/or follow us on Twitter @CineVue.

Miguel Gomes’ Tabu is released on Blu-ray and DVD from 14 January, courtesy of New Wave Films.

The competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 17 January, 2013.

• The competition is open to UK readers only.
• Prizes must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred. There will be no cash alternatives.
• CineVue does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries due to the internet or email problems.
• CineVue reserves the right to cancel the competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control.
• Prizes unclaimed after 28 days will be deemed to have been forfeited.