Film review: ‘Arabian Nights: Vol II – The Desolate One’ ★★★★

The second part in the Arabian Nights saga slowly but surely raises a middle finger to the Portuguese establishment. As its subtitle suggests the mood moves toward the disconsolate, the desperate and the disenfranchised. There’s a weary helplessness to The Desolate One which makes its overall tone far more sombre than the amusing oddity witnessed in The Restless One.

The Desolate One is released in select cinemas on 29th April – read the full CineVue review here!