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. As pointedly addressed to national conditions as it could be, but equally targeted to the imagination. Layers upon layers. Eulogies. Joys.