Arabian Nights – Vol. 1: The Restless One

Arabian Nights – Vol. 1: The Restless One


Miguel Gomes

2015, 2 h 5 min

Some think that not only does Portugal lie at the edge of the continent, but also at the edge of the world. Its unreal character has become one of the themes in a triptych by Gomes, who overlaps his homeland’s modern history with a poetic structure of a loose interpretation of “One Thousand and One Nights”. At the very beginning of this odyssey he introduces the subject of the 2013-2014 economic crisis. A story about shipyard employees in Viana do Castelo, who fell victim to mass redundancies, is interwoven with the story of Scheherazade, one of many extraordinary figures in his gallery of wonders.

directed by Miguel Gomes
written by Miguel Gomes, Telmo Churro, Mariana Ricardo
director of photography Sayombhu Mukdeeprom
music by Mariana Ricardo
cast Crista Alfaiate, Dinarte Branco, Carloto Cotta, Adriano Luz, Rogerio Samora, Maria Rueff
produced by O Som e a Fúria
producer Luís Urbano

Main Competition
Konkurs Młodego Kina
Konkurs Fabularnych Filmów Krótkometrażowych
Konkurs Inne Spojrzenie
Sekcje pozakonkursowe

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