As mil e uma noites (As 1001 Noites)

Arabian Nights
Miguel Gomes
Portugal, France, Germany
Telmo Churro, Miguel Gomes, Mariana Ricardo
Joana de Verona, Diogo Dória, Gonçalo Waddington, Rogério Samora, Adriano Luz
Komplizen Film, O Som e a Fúria, Shellac Sud, Box Productions, Agat Films


In Portugal – one European country in crisis – a film director proposes to build fictional stories from the miserable reality he is immersed in. However, failing to find meaning in his work, he cowardly runs away and leaves the beautiful Scheherazade to stand in his shoes. She will require enthusiasm and courage so as not to bore the King with sad stories of this country! As nights go past, restlessness leads to desolation and in turn to enchantment. Therefore Scheherazade organises the stories she tells the King in three volumes. She begins like this: “It hath reached me, O auspicious King, that in a sad country among all countries…”.

Volume 1, The Restless One

Volume 2, The Desolate One

Volume 3, The Enchanted One

Festivals & Academy awards and others

Festival de Cannes 2015
Directors Fortnight
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2015
Another View Section
Seville European Film Festival 2015
Official Competition

European Film Awards (EFA) 2015
Winner: Vasco Pimentel & Miguel Martins, European Sound Designer


Spain (3 of June 2016)