Miguel Gomes

1999 Meanwhile (short)
2000 A Christmas Inventory (short)
2002 31 Means Troubles (short)
2002 Kalkitos (short)
2004 The Face Υou Deserve
2006 Canticle of All Creatures (short)
2008 Our Beloved Month of August
2012 Tabu
2013 Redemption (short)
2015 As 1001 Noites/Arabian Nights

He was born in Lisbon in 1972. He studied Cinema and worked as a film critic for the Portuguese press until the year 2000. He has directed several short films and made his first feature, The Face You Deserve, in 2000. Our Beloved Month of August (2008) and Tabu (2012) came to confirm his success and international recognition. Tabu was released at Berlinale’s Competition, where it won the Alfred Bauer and FIPRESCI award; the movie was sold to over 50 countries and won dozens of awards. Retrospectives of his work have been programmed at the Viennale, the BAFICI, the Torino FF, in Germany and in the USA. Redemption, his most recent short film, premiered in 2013 at the Venice FF.

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Arabian Nights (Volume II) [The Desolate One] / Miguel Gomes

In Portugal – a 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 takes the coward’s way out 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 the nights go by, restlessness leads to desolation and in turn to enchantment! Thus, Scheherazade organizes 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...”

Director:Miguel Gomes
Script:Miguel Gomes, Mariana Ricardo, Telmo Churro
Cinematography:Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, (“The Inebriating Chorus of the Chaffinches”), Mário Castanheira (“The Story of the Cockerel and the Fire”)
Editing:Telmo Churro, Pedro Filipe Marques, Miguel Gomes
Sound:Vasco Pimentel
Costumes:Silvia Grabowski, Lucha D’Ore
With:Crista Alfaiate, Adriano Luz, Américo Silva, Rogério Samora, Carloto Cotta, Fernanda Loureiro, Jing Jing Guo, Chico Chapas, Quitério, Bernardo Alves
World Sales:The Match Factory, Germany T. +49 30 443 190 520 F. +49 30 443 190 530
Distribution in Greece:Seven Films/ Spentzos Films Yannis Drepas T. +30 210 3818 777
Production Design:Bruno Duarte, Artur Pinheiro
Producer:Luís Urbano, Sandro Aguilar, Thomas Ordonneau, Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski, Maren Ade, Elena Tatti, Thierry Spicher, Elodie Brunner
Production:O som e a fúria (Portugal) &Shellac Sud (France) & Komplizen Films (Germany)& Box Production (Switzerland)
Production Country:Portugal-France-Germany-Switzerland
Co-production:Agat Films et Michel Merkt
Format:DCP Color
Duration:132 '
Production Year:2015
Screening Schedule
PAVLOS ZANNAS:Monday, November 09, 2015 - 16:45 | ID:325
JOHN CASSAVETES:Friday, November 13, 2015 - 22:00 | ID:757