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Aro Recommended Arabian Nights

 

USA 2015, 383 minutes
Dir. Miguel Gomes
In Portuguese with English subtitles
Rating: [M] Nudity, offensive language & sexual content.
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Drama / Fantasy

 

Synopsis: Volume One: The Restless One
Volume Two: The Desolate One
Volume Three: The Enchanted One

“All sorts of nonfiction and fiction stories woven together in a tapestry of frustration, melancholy and burlesque”~Jay Weissberg , Variety

Aroview: Wildly original and ambitious triptych of films set in modern-day Portugal but structured on the sprawling Arabic fairy-tale collection One Thousand and One Nights.

Director Gomes (TABU) is one of the most distinctive modern auteurs, and here he applies his eccentric aesthetic to highly topical and weighty themes such as the current economic crisis and Pro-austerity European politics - but never at the expense of some glorious humour.

"Adopt-a-Movie" Kindly Adopted by Shinji Morimoto
NZ International Film Festival 2016

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