Following the widespread acclaim of his monochrome 2012 feature Tabu, Miguel Gomes ups the stakes with six-hour three volume epic Arabian Nights. An extraordinarily ambitious and eclectic work, it combines the mythology of Scheherazade’s tales with a critique of the Portuguese government’s program of austerity during the financial crisis. Confused? You may will be.
But there is something quite brilliant here. Between cigarettes and with glass of red wine in hand, he spoke to CineVue’s Matt Anderson about his latest cinematic creation.
Read the full interview here.