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Arabian Nights Volume 3: The Enchanted One

Arabian Nights Volume 3: The Enchanted
  • 2015
  • Portugal
  • 125 min
  • Directed by: Miguel Gomes
  • Cast: Crista Alfaiate, Américo Silva, Amar Bounachada
  • Language: Portuguese
  • UK release: 6 May 2016

Scheherazade (Alfaiate) moves to centre stage in the concluding part of Gomes' sprawling, wildly inventive trilogy. An inability to bring the story to a proper end makes this the most trying episode, but as a whole, the trilogy is a giddy, shape-shifting, unapologetically eccentric delight marbled with moments of beauty and heartache.

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Arabian Nights

18 Apr 20164 stars

Giddy, shape-shifting and eccentric three-parter from Portuguese director Miguel Gomes

How does any European filmmaker confront the age of austerity? In righteous fury, bitter despair, or weary melancholy? Tabu director Miguel Gomes tries to address the impact on Portugal with a little of everything in his sprawling, wildly inventive…

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