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As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 2, O Desolado

Miguel Gomes Portugal, 2015

apursansar's rating of the film Arabian Nights: Volume 2, the Desolate One

Overall "Arabian Nights" is an ambitious yet unsuccessful project. While Vol. I is disjointed and ostentatious, Vol. III is inconsequent and trivial. At least Vol. II gives a good idea of what the project might have become if it had been properly executed. The first story is a nice take on contemporary contemplative film, the second story is a funny satire and the third story is a charming Perec-like kaleidoscope.