Arabian Nights (2015 film)

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Arabian Nights
Arabian Nights (2015 film) POSTER.png
Film poster
Directed by Miguel Gomes
Produced by Luís Urbano
Screenplay by
  • Telmo Churro
  • Miguel Gomes
  • Mariana Ricardo
Based on One Thousand and One Nights
Starring
Music by Mariana Ricardo
Cinematography Sayombhu Mukdeeprom
Edited by Telmo Churro
Production
company
  • BOX Productions
  • Komplizen Film
  • O Som e a Fúria
  • Shellac Sud
Distributed by Shellac Distribution
Release date
  • 16 May 2015 (2015-05-16) (Cannes)
Running time
  • Volume 1:
  • 125 minutes[1]
  • Volume 2:
  • 132 minutes[2]
  • Volume 3:
  • 125 minutes[3]
  • Full version:
  • 382 minutes
Country
  • Portugal
  • France
  • Germany
  • Switzerland
Language Portuguese
Budget 2.7 million
Box office
  • Volume 1:
  • $12,260[4]
  • Volume 2:'
  • $6,398[5]
  • Volume 3:
  • $4,502[6]
  • All three films:
  • $23,160

Arabian Nights (Portuguese: As Mil e uma Noites) is a 2015 internationally co-produced three-part drama film directed by Miguel Gomes[7][8] and based on the One Thousand and One Nights,[9][10] comprising Volume 1: The Restless One, Volume 2: The Desolate One, and Volume 3: The Enchanted One. It was screened as part of the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.[11] The film was also selected to be shown in the Wavelengths section of the 2015 Toronto Film Festival.[12]

Part two of the film, Arabian Nights: Volume 2 - The Desolate One, was selected as the Portuguese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards but it was not nominated.[13][14]

Plot[edit]

The film is set in Portugal, with the plot drawing from current events. The structure of the film is based on the One Thousand and One Nights collection of fantasy tales.

Cast[edit]

  • Crista Alfaiate: Shahrazād
  • Dinarte Branco: Uomo del Patronato
  • Carloto Cotta: Traduttore
  • Adriano Luz: Luis
  • Joana de Verona: Vania
  • Rogério Samora: Primo Ministro
  • Maria Rueff: Ministro delle Finanze
  • Cristina Carvalhal: Sereia
  • Luísa Cruz: Juiza
  • Américo Silva: Negoziante di Gado
  • Bruno Bravo: Uomo della Banca Centrale Europea
  • Tiago Fagulha: Uomo della Commissione Europea
  • Teresa Madruga: Luisa
  • Chico Chapas: Xico Chapas
  • Carla Maciel: Nora
  • Margarida Carpinteiro: Gloria

Production[edit]

Production was expected to end in August 2014 and the film was expected to be completed in February 2015.[15][16]

Release[edit]

The three installments of Arabian Nights premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Volume 1: The Restless One on 16 May 2015, Volume 2: The Desolate One on 18 May 2015, and Volume 3: The Enchanted One on 20 May 2015. The films were released in France on 24 June, 29 July, and 26 August.

Critical reception[edit]

All three films received generally positive reviews from critics. Rotten Tomatoes reports that Volume 1 has a 96% score based on 27 reviews, with an average rating of 8.2/10.[17] Volume 2 has a 100% score based on 10 reviews, with an average rating of 8/10.[18] Volume 3 has a 92% score based on 13 reviews, with an average rating of 7.6/10.[19] On Metacritic, Volume 1 has an 80 out of 100 rating based on 9 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[20] Volume 2 has an 81 out of 100 rating based on 8 critics, indicating "universal acclaim".[21] Volume 3 has an 80 out of 100 rating based on 8 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[22]

Boyd van Hoeij of The Hollywood Reporter called the first part a "frequently fascinating collage of stories"[23] and the second part "an appropriately striking, dramatic and even mirthful work that, however, would make little sense on its own."[24]

Richard Brody of The New Yorker considered the series a "passionately investigative, floridly imaginative triptych" and its first installment "an uproarious and scathing, compassionate and urgent outburst."[25] Brody went on to conclude that "Gomes single-handedly reinvent[ed] the political cinema."[26]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ARABIAN NIGHTS: VOLUME 1, THE RESTLESS ONE (15)". British Board of Film Classification. 18 April 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "ARABIAN NIGHTS: VOLUME 2, THE DESOLATE ONE (15)". British Board of Film Classification. 25 April 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "ARABIAN NIGHTS: VOLUME 3, THE ENCHANTED ONE (15)". British Board of Film Classification. 28 April 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Arabian Nights: Volume 1 - The Restless One (2015)". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. 24 March 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "Arabian Nights: Volume 2 - The Desolate One (2015)". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. 24 March 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 
  6. ^ "Arabian Nights: Volume 3 - The Enchanted One (2015)". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. 24 March 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 
  7. ^ "Eurimages supports 20 co-productions". cineuropa.org. 22 October 2013. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Ficha Técnica". www.as1001noites.com (in Portuguese). Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  9. ^ Tiago Bartolomeu Costa (10 September 2013). "Miguel Gomes e o cinema que não dispensa o mundo". Público (in Portuguese). Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "AS MIL E UMA NOITES". www.osomeafuria.com (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 29 May 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  11. ^ Justin Chang and Elsa Keslassy (18 April 2015). "Cannes: Miguel Gomes' 'Arabian Nights' to Screen in Directors' Fortnight". Variety. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  12. ^ "Sandra Bullock's 'Our Brand Is Crisis,' Robert Redford's 'Truth' to Premiere at Toronto". Variety. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  13. ^ "Filme de Miguel Gomes candidato a nomeação nos Óscares 2016". TVI24. 7 September 2015. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  14. ^ "Portugal Selects 'Arabian Nights: Vol. 2 -The Desolate One' as Oscar Submission". IndieWire. 7 September 2015. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  15. ^ "Filme de Miguel Gomes leva "baleia" à praia da Barra". www.tvi24.iol.pt/cinebox (in Portuguese). 3 January 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  16. ^ Eurico de Barros (10 September 2013). "Miguel Gomes põe Xerazade a contar histórias da crise". Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  17. ^ "ARABIAN NIGHTS: VOLUME 1 - THE RESTLESS ONE (AS MIL E UMA NOITES: VOLUME 1, O INQUIETO) (2015)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 
  18. ^ "ARABIAN NIGHTS: VOLUME 2 - THE DESOLATE ONE (AS MIL E UMA NOITES: VOLUME 2, O DESOLADO) (2015)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 
  19. ^ "ARABIAN NIGHTS: VOLUME 3, THE ENCHANTED ONE (AS MIL E UMA NOITES: VOLUME 3, O ENCANTADO) (2015)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 
  20. ^ "Arabian Nights: Volume 1, The Restless One reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 
  21. ^ "Arabian Nights: Volume 2, The Desolate One reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 
  22. ^ "Arabian Nights: Volume 3, The Enchanted One reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 
  23. ^ Boyd van Hoeij (May 16, 2015). "'Arabian Nights — Volume 1, The Restless One' ('As mil e uma noites — Volume 1, o inquieto'): Cannes Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 25, 2015. 
  24. ^ Boyd van Hoeij (May 22, 2015). "'Arabian Nights — Volume 2: The Desolate One' ('As mil e uma noites — Volume 2, o desolado'): Cannes Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 25, 2015. 
  25. ^ Brody, Richard (September 28, 2015). "Present Tense". The New Yorker. Retrieved January 21, 2016. 
  26. ^ Brody, Richard. "Arabian Nights: Volume 1, The Restless One [Goings On About Town]". The New Yorker. Retrieved January 21, 2016. 

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