Arabian Nights
O Som e a Fúria, in co-production with Shellac Sud (France), Komplizen Film (Germany) and Box Productions (Switzerland); in co-production with Arte France Cinéma and ZDF/Arte, with the participation of Arte France, RTP, RTS-Radio Télévision Suisse, SRG SSR, AGAT Films, Michel Merkt; with the support of ICA, Eurimages, CNC, Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Office Fédéral de la Culture (DFI), Cinéforom, Loterie Romande. 2015 | DCP | 1:2.35 | 5.1. | 125 min, 132 min, 126 min
Shooting format: 35mm/16mm
Screening format: DCP


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

Written by Miguel Gomes, Mariana Ricardo, Telmo Churro
Directed by Miguel Gomes
Producers Luís Urbano, Sandro Aguilar (O Som e a Fúria)
Co-producers Thomas Ordonneau (Shellac Sud),
Janine Jackowski, Jonas Dornbach, Maren Ade (Komplizen Film),
Elena Tatti (Box Productions)
Director of Photography Sayombhu Mukdeeprom
Sound Vasco Pimentel
Editor Telmo Churro, Miguel Gomes, Pedro Marques
Assistant Director Director Bruno Lourenço
Mix Miguel Martins
Costumes Silvia Grabowski, Lucha D’Orey
Chief Decorator Bruno Duarte, Artur Pinheiro
Production Manager Isabel Silva
Cast Crista Alfaiate, Luísa Cruz, Adriano Luz, Carloto Cotta, Américo Silva, Gonçalo Waddington, Joana de Verona, Rogério Samora, Bruno Bravo, Diogo Dória, Maria Rueff, Dinarte Branco, Teresa Madruga, João Pedro Bénard, Margarida Carpinteiro, Isabel Cardoso, Cristina Carvalhal, Xico Xapas
Awards Sydney International Film Festival - Sydney Film Prize
New Horizons International Film Festival - FIPRESCI Award
Sevilla Festival de Cine Europeo - Silver Giraldillo
Sevilla Festival de Cine Europeo - Asecan Best Film Award
EFA European Sound Design to Vasco Pimentel & Miguel Martins
Fénix Awards - Best Editing / Caminhos do Cinema Português - Best Supporting Actress – Luísa Cruz, Best Director – Miguel Gomes, Best Screenplay – Miguel Gomes, Mariana Ricardo and Telmo Churro / Prémios ÁQUILA - Best Actress - Crista Alfaiate
Festivals Cannes Film Festival - Directors’ Fortnight
Sydney Film Festival
New Horizons International Film Festival
Sevilla Festival de Cine Europeo
Midnight Sun Film Festival
Filmfest München
Karlovy Vary Film Festival
Jerusalem International Film Festival
Curtas Vila do Conde
New Zealand Film Festival
Melbourne International Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival
Bergen International Film Festival
Busan International Film Festival
Hiroshima International Film Festival
Mostra de São Paulo
Valdivia International Film Festival
New York Film Festival
BFI London Film Festival
Adelaide Film Festival
Festival du Nouveau Cinéma
Sevilla Festival de Cine Europeo
Around the World in 14 Films
Mumbai Film Festival
Mar del Plata
Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival
World Film Festival Bangkok
Torino International Film Festival
Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife
Istanbul International Film Festival
Cinema Release Austria, Benelux, Bulgaria, Canada, USA, China, Estonia, Former Yugoslavia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Spain, UK/Eire
Distribution/World Sales Distribution: Real Fiction Filmverleih (
World Sales: The Match Factory (
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