Arabian Nights: Volume 1, The Restless One
In Portugal - one European country in crisis - a film director proposes to build fictional stories from the miserable reality he is immersed in. However, failing to find meaning in his work, he cowardly runs away and leaves the beautiful Scheherazade to stand in his shoes. She will require enthusiasm and courage so as not to bore the King with sad stories of this country! As nights go past, restlessness leads to desolation and in turn to enchantment. Therefore Scheherazade organises the stories she tells the King in three volumes. She begins like this: “It hath reached me, O auspicious King, that in a sad country among all countries...”.
With: Crista Alfaiate, Adriano Luz, Américo Silva, Rogério Samora, Carloto Cotta, Fernanda Loureiro
Screenplay: Miguel Gomes, Mariana Ricardo, Telmo Churro
Director of Photography: Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, Mário Castanheira
Film Editor: Telmo Churro, Pedro Filipe Marques, Miguel Gomes
Production Designer: Bruno Duarte, Artur Pinheiro
Costume Design: Silvia Grabovski, Lucha d'Orey
Sound: Vasco Pimentel
Producer: Luís Urbano
Production Company: O Som e a Fúria
Co-Producer: Thomas Ordonneau, Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski, Maren Ade, Elena Tatti, Thierry Spicher
Co-Production Company: Shellac Sud, Komplizen Film, Box Productions
World Sales: The Match Factory GmbH
Distributor: Real Fiction Filmverleih e.K.
Director: Miguel Gomes