London Film Festival 2015 Dispatch #2 - Visions of Hell

Moving onwards, more eclectic fare in a festival that caters widely. A seasoned auteur’s expansive, divisive vision of the state of affairs in his homeland (Arabian Nights, from Miguel Gomes) and a similarly confrontational, though decidedly smaller scale look at the tired state of the cinematic form from a…

Tabu (2012, Miguel Gomes)

Tabu - not the 1931 F.W.Murnau film of the same title, though to that it owes considerable debt, but the 2012 Miguel Gomes directed sprawling romantic fantasy - didn’t win the grand prize at Berlinale this year, but many thought it should have. Upon seeing it,…