Arabian Nights Vol. 1
Director’s Fortnight, 2015
Directed by: Miguel Gomes
Country: Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 125.00 minutes
In which Scheherazade tells of the restlessness that befell the country: “It hath reached me, O auspicious King, that in a sad country where people dream of mermaids and whales, unemployment spreads. 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 wizard whom…”. And seeing the morning break, Scheherazade fell silent.
Miguel Gomes – Director
Miguel GOMES, Mariana RICARDO, Telmo CHURRO – Script
Sayombhu MUKDEEPROM, Lisa PERSSON – Director of Photography
Vasco PIMENTEL – Sound
Bruno DUARTE, Artur PINHEIRO – Decor
Telmo CHURRO, Pedro Filipe MARQUES, Miguel GOMES – Editing
The sixth edition of Les Films de Cannes à Bucarest will take place between 23 – 29 October at Studio Cinema, Elvire Popesco Cinema and CinemaPRO. Full schedule and tickets available here.