Miguel Gomes – As Mil e Uma Noites: Volume 3, O Encantado AKA Arabian Nights: Volume 3, The Enchanted One (2015)


In which Scheherazade doubts that she will still be able to tell stories to please the King, given that what she has to tell weighs three thousand tons. She therefore escapes from the palace and travels the kingdom in search of pleasure and enchantment. Her father, the Grand-Vizier, arranges to meet her at the Ferris wheel and Scheherazade resumes her narration: O auspicious King, in old shanty towns of Lisbon there was a community of bewitched men who, with all dedication and passion, devoted themselves to teaching birds to sing… And seeing the morning break, Scheherazade fell silent. [Kino Lorber]

Miguel Gomes, Lisbon, 1972. Studied Cinema. Film critic between 1996 and 2000. He directed several short films. THE FACE YOU DESERVE (2004) is his first feature. OUR BELOVED MONTH OF AUGUST (2008) and TABU (2012) have confirmed his success and international projection. TABU has been released in about 50 countries, and won dozens of awards.
Retrospectives from Miguel’s work have been programmed at the Viennale, the BAFICI, Torino Film Festival, in Germany and the USA.
ARABIAN NIGHTS, a three-part feature film, premieres in 2015 edition of the Directors Fortnight in Cannes.


Language(s):Portuguese, English, French, German, Mandarin
Subtitles:Portuguese (for non-Portuguese parts),English

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  1. Eng substitles added.

  2. this would be a great (re-)addition to the collection: there is an English subbed version out there

  3. I am eagerly holding out for those English subtitles. Anybody who finds them please share.

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