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As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 2, O Desolado

Miguel Gomes Portugal, 2015

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

It's funny: though I suspect that Volume 2 is the least likely of the three to be programmed (in a festival context for example) on its own, independent of its bookends, in many ways I think it might be the one that works best as a standalone, perhaps, paradoxically, because the three separate pieces are so utterly distinct. The Desolate One is a masterclass on how to work w/ actors and non-actors in the same movie.