Miguel Gomes film – AS 1001 NOITES/ARABIAN NIGHTS – out on dvd

ARABIAN NIGHTSAS 1001 NOITES/ARABIAN NIGHTS (15) 2015 PORTUGAL GOMES, MIGUEL 3 DVDS £33.99
Re invention of the ‘One Thousand and One Nights’ stories and sets them in modern-day Portugal. There are three films to the series – Volume 1 – El Inquieto/The Restless One, Volume 2 – O Desolado/The Desolate One and Volume 3 – O Encantado/The Enchanted One.

VOLUME 1 – EL INQUIETO/THE RESTLESS ONE – Miguel Gomes playing himself brooding over the destruction of Portuguese industry as a result of economic sanctions and austerity in 2013. His wife, the Arabian Queen Scheherazade, tries to comfort him and save herself by telling him a new story each night.

VOLUME 2 – O DESOLADO/THE DESOLATE ONE – focuses on the impact of austerity Portuguese society. Scheherazade tells her stories each night to save her own life, while a wanted murderer becomes a hero for rallying against an incompetent local government.

VOLUME 3 – O ENCANTADO/THE ENCHANTED ONE – Scheherazade escapes the palace to explore the seaside, where the film explores the working-class sport of chaffinch singing.

In Portuguese with English subtitles

ENGLISH PRESSKIT TO ARABIAN NIGHTS

ENGLISH NOTES TO ARABIAN NIGHTS

Film links –

Download Photo set (Jpegs)

Download Photo set (tiffs)

Download Hi-res jpeg of Quad Poster

Trailer on Vimeo (can be downloaded)

Trailer on Youtube

Interviews with Miguel Gomes in Cinemascope, in Film Comment and in Twitchfilm

Interviews with Miguel Gomes in  Hammer to Nail

Read a conversation between Miguel Gomes and Tania Cypriano in Bomb Magazine

Miguel Gomes explains how he wrote the film in Indiewire

All 3 filmed Q&A’s with Miguel Gomes from the New York Film Festival

The Close-up: Miguel Gomes talks – sound file

Music credits with links (where possible)

The Palm Dog is awarded to Lucky

Arabian Nights official website

Arabian Nights Twitter account

Also available on dvd by Miguel Gomes

TabuTABU (15) 2012 PORTUGAL        GOMES, MIGUEL        £15.99
Romantic drama, which pays homage to the silent films of F.W. Murnau and Robert J. Flaherty.

Also features two short films by Miguel Gomes: Thirty-One Means Trouble (2002, 27 min.) and A Christmas Inventory (2000, 25 min.)

Download pressbook

Watch clips of Tabu on vimeo

Watch the press conference in Berlin following the screening of Tabu in competition

Watch an interview with Amy Taubin and press conference following the screening of Tabu at the New York Film Festival

Watch an interview with Miguel Gomes conducted in Berlin by Radio Eins

Read an interview with Miguel Gomes on his film The Face You Deserve by Mark Peranson in Film Comment

O Som e a Furia
(production company) – more clips etc

Download photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5

Poster – hi-res jpeg

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