TABU (1931) B/W 80m dirs: F.W. Murnau, Robert Flaherty

w/Anna Chevalier, Matahi, Hitu

Enthralling drama, starring non-professional Tahitian actors and made by the unlikely team of documentarian Flaherty and German expressionist Murnau. The simple story concerns a native maiden and a young islander who attempt to break a taboo when they falls in love. But the real beauty of the film lies in its lyrical photography and polished editing.