Arabian Nights: Volume 3, The Enchanted One
Part three of Miguel Gomes’ epic inspired by One Thousand and One Nights, in which Scheherazade doubts that she will still be able to tell stories to please the King, given that what she has to tell weighs three thousand tonnes. She therefore escapes from the palace and travels the Kingdom in search of pleasure and enchantment. Her father, the Grand-Vizier, arranges to meet her at the Ferris wheel, and Scheherazade resumes her narration: “Auspicious King, in old shanty towns of Lisbon there was a community of bewitched men who, in all rigour and passion, dedicated themselves to teaching birds to sing…”. And seeing the morning break, Scheherazade fell silent.
With: Crista Alfaiate, Américo Silva, Carloto Cotta, Jing Jing Guo, Chico Chapas, Quitério, Bernardo Alves
Screenplay: Miguel Gomes, Mariana Ricardo, Telmo Churro
Director of Photography: Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, Lisa Persson
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