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Arabian Nights Volume 3: The Enchanted One
Sat 3 June 2017, 14:00 – 18:00 BST
Arabian Nights Volume 3: The Enchanted One, Miguel Gomes, 2015, 125 mins
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. (The Match Factory)
The screening of the three episodes of Miguel Gomes’s Arabian Nights (The Restless One, The Desolate One, The Enchanted One) is part of a wider event on Culture and Crisis in Portugal during the recent economic crisis and financial bailout taking place in the country. The event will include other film screenings, video presentations and debates with artists and political militants.