Arabian Nights, Volume 1: The Restless One
aka As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 1, O Inquieto First screened in September 2015
Director: Miguel Gomes. Cast: Miguel Gomes, Adriano Luz, Crista Alfaiate, Chico Chapas, Rogério Samora, Maria Rueff, Diogo Dória, Dinarte Branco, Bruno Bravo, Cristina Carvalhal, Américo Silva, Basirou Diallo, Tiago Fagulha. Screenplay: Miguel Gomes, Mariana Ricardo, and Telmo Churro. Twitter Capsule:
A+? So many good films here but this inhabits a whole other level as piebald art and political intervention.
Ambitious and original beyond measure. Pointedly addressed to national conditions, but equally targeted to the imagination. Layers upon layers. Eulogies. Joys.