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Arabian Nights

Arabian Nights

by Miguel Gomes

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Arabian Nights, Volume 1: The Restless One: Portugal as a beached mermaid

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Arabian Nights, Volume 1: The Restless One: Portugal as a beached mermaid

CANNES 2015: This first instalment in the rich docu-fiction of Miguel Gomes about a Portugal in crisis features fires in the rain, a talkative rooster and untimely erections 

Arabian Nights, Volume 2: The Desolate One, a welcome “rosary of wretchedness”

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Arabian Nights, Volume 2: The Desolate One, a welcome “rosary of wretchedness”

CANNES 2015: In this part Miguel Gomes conjures up a skinny bastard, a gang of dishonest idiots, and an underprivileged area brightened up by a loving Maltese dog 

Arabian Nights, Volume 3: The Enchanted One: Scheherazade and the chaffinch keepers

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Arabian Nights, Volume 3: The Enchanted One: Scheherazade and the chaffinch keepers

CANNES 2015: The spectacular journey with which Miguel Gomes has won over the Directors’ Fortnight ends like an ode to the people of Portugal, which turns from majestic to tender and moving 

"The imaginary is just as real as real life"

Interview: Miguel Gomes • Director

"The imaginary is just as real as real life"

We met up with Miguel Gomes to talk about Arabian Nights, his trilogy made up of The Restless One, The Desolate One and The Enchanted One, unveiled at Directors' Fortnight 

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international title: Arabian Nights - Volume 1, The Restless One
original title: As 1001 noites - Volume 1, o inquieto
country: Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2015
directed by: Miguel Gomes
screenplay: Miguel Gomes, Telmo Churro, Mariana Ricardo
cast: Joana de Verona, Diogo Dória, Gonçalo Waddington, Rogério Samora, Adriano Luz

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Cannes Film Festival 2015Directors' Fortnight
La Rochelle International Film Festival 2015 
Vienna International Film Festival 2015 
Dublin Film Festival 2016 
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