Fiction

As mil e uma noites - Volume 3, O Encantado

1001 Nacht - Teil 3: Der Entzückte
Miguel Gomes
P, FRA, DEU, CH 2015
125min
V'15

This epic, three-part contemporary fable by Portuguese auteur Miguel Gomes adopts the structure from “Arabian Nights” in order to explore Portugal’s plunge into austerity. Thrillingly inventive, wildly ambitious, and as urgent as it is playful, Miguel Gomes’ three-part epic AS MIL E UMA NOITES (patterned on the structure of Scheherazade’s “One Thousand and One Nights”) is unquestionably one of the most important – and pleasurable – films of the year. Best viewed in succession and in its entirety, it is an unmissable cinematic event.
The majestic, mutating modern-day folk tale channels the director's outrage at his native Portugal’s enduring economic crisis and imposed austerity measures into an exhilarating fresco of contemporary life. Alternately shot in widescreen 16mm and 35mm by Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s long-time cinematographer Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, AS MIL E UMA NOITES punctuates its offbeat, funny, and frequently beautiful reveries with powerful documentary footage. (Andréa Picard)

In the presence of actress Joana de Verona.

Credits
  • Crista Alfaiate
  • Luísa Cruz
  • Américo Silva
  • Adriano Luz
  • Chico Chapas
  • Rogério Samora
  • Jing Jing Guo
  • Telmo Churro
  • Miguel Gomes
  • Mariana Ricardo
  • Sayombhu Mukdeeprom
  • Mário Castanheira
  • Telmo Churro
  • Miguel Gomes
  • Pedro Marques
Prod. O Som e a Fúria, Shellac Sud, Komplizen Film, Box Productions, Agat Films

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