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.

VOR:   Ambitious and original beyond measure. Pointedly addressed to national conditions, but equally targeted to the imagination. Layers upon layers. Eulogies. Joys.

Photo © 2015 Sound and Fury/Shellac Sud/Komplizen Film/Box Productions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A

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