19.08.2012 LowLands Festival Biddinghuizen - Echo Cinema
Our first show at Lowlands festival, The Netherlands' leading summer festival.
F.W Murnau's TABU screened with a new score composed and performed live by Dutch surf legends The Anacondas .
The Anacondas play kick ass, spaced out, groovy, reverb drenched and heavily surf influenced rock 'n' roll but left out the singing.
TABU: A STORY OF THE SOUTH SEAS
| Dir. F. W. Murnau | Germany | 1931 | 81 min |
Murnau’s Tabu brings the ‘Romeo & Juliet’ tale in Polynesia, where the drama of a young couple unfolds. Two lovers are doomed when the girl is chosen as ‘holy maid’ and declared “tabu” to all men by a tribal edict.
Unlike his landmark expressionist titles such as Nosferatu and Faust, Tabu is filmed in sunny Tahiti and features gorgeous tropical landscapes and dazzling underwater images. Co-produced by legendary documentary filmmaker Robert Flaherty and filmed with a cast of local non-professional actors to add realism to the story, Tabu was Murnau’s last film as he died in a car accident just a few weeks before the film’s premiere.