The three films taken as a whole are a masterpiece. I didn't enjoy every part of it, but somehow taken together they are far more than the sum of their...
Arabian Nights II: The Desolate OneIn which Scheherazade tells of how desolation invaded men: It hath reached me, O auspicious King, that a distressed judge will cry instead of giving out her sentence on a night when all three moons are aligned. A runaway murderer will wander through the land for over forty...Watch Movie
Arabian Nights III: The Enchanted OneIn which Scheherazade doubts that she will still be able to tell stories to please the King, given that what she has to tell weighs three thousand tons. She therefore escapes from the palace and travels the kingdom in search of pleasure and enchantment. Her father, the...Watch Movie
Arabian Nights I: The Restless OneIn which Scheherazade tells of the restlessness that befell the country: It hath reached me, O auspicious King, that in a sad country among all countries, where people dream of mermaids and whales and unemployment is spreading. In certain places, forests burn into the night...Watch Movie
TabuAcclaimed director Miguel Gomes returns with a sumptuous, eccentric two-part tale centered on Aurora, shown first as an impulsive, cantankerous elderly woman in present-day Lisbon. When Aurora is hospitalized, she sends her neighbor, Pilar, to pass word of her grave condition to Gian Luca, a man...Watch Movie
Our Beloved Month of AugustIn the heart of Portugal, amid the mountains, the month of August is abuzz with people and activity. Emigrants return home, set off fireworks, fight fires, sing karaoke, hurl themselves from bridges, hunt wild boar, drink beer and make babies. OUR BELOVED MONTH OF AUGUST is an...Watch Movie
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This final part of the trilogy is quite unlike the others. ...essentially a documentary about unemployed men who spend their time capturing songbirds and teaching them new songs. In a...
A much grimmer voyage through the contemporary Portuguese psyche than was Part 1. It portrays a chain of misery in one chapter that reduces a judge to tears. And in...
Is there anyone else making films remotely like this? I think not. They seem to well up from some collective subconscious (of the Portuguese). Bitterness wrapped in farce. Real people...