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Miguel Gomes: Arabian Nights Trilogy

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Arabian Nights: Volume 3, the Enchanted One

Miguel Gomes Portugal, 2015

Who would have thought austerity measures could trigger such an epic tale of tales. Gomes explores Portugal’s fractures with unmatched originality, sharpness and love—both to his country and to the act (and art) of storytelling. This is the last volume, but we seriously wish it would go on forever.

Arabian Nights: Volume 2, the Desolate One

Miguel Gomes Portugal, 2015

The second instalment of Gomes’ magnum opus is arguably the most melancholic of the three. While the whole trilogy is a unique blend of fine irony, dark humour, blissful fantasy and fervent commitment to the present, this middle section confirms Arabian Nights as the ultimate political film.

Arabian Nights: Volume 1, the Restless One

Miguel Gomes Portugal, 2015

We’re proud to announce that MUBI’s first ever theatrical release is back on the platform to brighten up your autumnal days. Three volumes, three unidentified filmic objects of uncommon beauty, and three instant classics of contemporary cinema. Miguel Gomes’ outstanding masterpiece takes over.

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