by Miguel Gomes
Portugal / 2015 / 132 min. / Portuguese with English subtitles
An elderly criminal becomes a folk hero as he successfully evades hordes of police; a stern judge oversees a case involving 13 stolen cows, mail-order brides, a genie and a machete-wielding human lie detector; a Maltese poodle shuffles between households in a recession-stricken housing block.
Arabian Nights vol. 2 // The Desolate One is the centerpiece of Gomes’ triptych of tales about the lives of ordinary people and imaginative resistance in times of austerity. Loosely structured vignettes paint a distressing, vivid panorama of a European country in crisis.
AWL_007 // ARABIAN NIGHTS VOL.2 / THE DESOLATE ONE
Wednesday June 1 2016
doors open: 8PM
address: Boomgaardsstraat 71, Rotterdam