Arabian Nights: Volume 1, The Restless One
Filmfest 2015

German Age Rating

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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...”.


FILMFEST MÜNCHEN is also screening ARABIAN NIGHTS: VOLUME 2, THE DESOLATE ONE and ARABIAN NIGHTS: VOLUME 3, THE ENCHANTED ONE

tags: Documentary, Filmmaking, Feature film, Surreal, Animal, Current Affairs

With: Crista Alfaiate, Adriano Luz, Américo Silva, Rogério Samora, Carloto Cotta, Fernanda Loureiro

Credits

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