Arabian Nights: Volume 1 - The Restless One

  |  Book Tickets: 09/10/2015
  |  Buy to Own: 22/08/2016
  |  125 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC
Arabian Nights: Volume 1 - The Restless One Film Poster


First instalment of film-maker Miguel Gomes's trilogy and modern reinvention of the 'One Thousand and One Nights' stories set in Portugal. Playing himself, Gomes is wrought with anguish at the destruction of Portuguese industry as a result of economic sanctions and austerity in 2013. His wife the Arabian queen Scheherazade (Crista Alfaiate) tries to comfort him, and save herself, by telling him a new story each night. These span from the absurd and satirical to tales of Chinese emperors and a naysaying cockerel.

strong language, sex references
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