Arabian Nights vol. I - The Restless OneArabian Nights vol. I - The Restless One

by Miguel Gomes

Arabian Nights vol. I - The Restless One

Synopsis

In which Scheherazade tells of the restlessness that befell the country: “It hath reached me, O auspicious King, that in a sad country among all countries, where people dream of mermaids and whales, and unemployment is spreading. In certain places, forests burn into the night despite the falling rain; men and women long to set out to sea in the middle of Winter. Sometimes there are animals that talk although it is highly improbable that they are listened to. In this country, where things are not what they appear to be, men of power promenade on camels and hide permanent and shameful erections; they await the moment when taxes are collected so they can pay a certain wizard whom…” And seeing the morning break, Scheherazade fell silent.

Director

Miguel Gomes was born in Lisbon in 1972. He studied cinema and worked as film critic for the Portuguese press until the year 2000. Tabu was released at Berlinale's Competition, where it won the Alfred Bauer and FIPRESCI award ; the movie was sold to over 50 countries and won dozens of awards. Retrospectives from Miguel's work have been programmed at the Viennale, the BAFICI, the Torino Film Festival, in Germany and in the USA. Redemption, his most recent short film, premiered in 2013 at Venice Film Festival. Arabian Nights, is a three part feature film.


Filmography
2015 ARABIAN NIGHTS
2012 TABU
2008 OUR BELOVED MONTH OF AUGUST
2006 CANTICLE OF ALL CREATURES (short)
2004 THE FACE YOU DESERVE
2002 KALKITOS (short)
2002 31 MEANS TROUBLES (short)
2000 A CHRISTMAS INVENTORY (short)
1999 MEANWHILE (short)

 

Cast

Crista Alfaiate,
Adriano Luz,
Américo Silva,
Rogério Samora,
Carloto Cotta,
Fernanda Loureiro

Crew

directed by Miguel Gomes
screenwriters Miguel Gomes, Mariana Ricardo, Telmo Churro
cinematographer Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, Lisa Persson (The Inebriating Chorus of the Chaffinches), Mário Castanheira (The Ftory of the Cockerel and the Fire)
editing Telmo Churro, Pedro Filipe Marques, Miguel Gomes
sound Vasco Pimentel
production design Bruno Duarte, Artur Pinheiro
journalists Maria José Oliveira, Rita Ferreira, João de Almeida Dias
costumes Silvia Grabowski, Lucha D'Orey
sound editing and mix Miguel Martins
executive producer Luís Urbano
co-producers and associated producers
ARTE: Olivier Père, Remi Burah
ARTE/ZDF: France Cinéma, Meinolf Zurhorst, Alexander Bohr
RTS Radio Télévision Suisse - SRG SSR: Nuno Vaz, RTP, Françoise Mayor, Sophie Sallin, Sven Wälti, Gregory Catella
AGAT FILMS & Cie: Robert Guédiguian, Patrick Sobelman, Marc Bordure
Michel Merkt
producers
O SOM E A FÚRIA: Luís Urbano, Sandro Aguilar
SHELLAC SUD: Thomas Ordonneau
KOMPLIZEN FILMS: Jonas Dornbach, Janine, Jackowski, Maren Ade
BOX PRODUCTION: Elena Tatti, Thierry Spicher, Elodie Brunner

Technical Data

Format: DCP / 1:2.40 / color / 5.1
Length: 125 min.
Original Language: Portuguese

Arabian Nights vol. I - The Restless One
Arabian Nights vol. I - The Restless One

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