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Arabian Nights: Volume 2, The Desolate One

Arabian Nights: Volume 2, The Desolate One

Director: Miguel Gomes
Year: 2015

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 organizes 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...".

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Tabu

Tabu

Director: Miguel Gomes
Year: 2012

Winner of Critic's Prize at the Berlin Film Festival 2012, Tabu is the exquisitely surreal two-part tale of Aurora, who upon her death-bed will make a mysterious request to see a man no one had ever heard of, transporting us to the foothills of 1960s Africa in order to tell a story that occurred fifty years ago - the story of an irrational taboo and its extravagant consequences. Shot in lush black & white 16mm and 35mm.

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Arabian Nights: Volume 1, The Restless One

Arabian Nights: Volume 1, The Restless One

Director: Miguel Gomes
Year: 2014

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 organizes 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...".

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Sky Line

Sky Line

Director: Miguel Drake-McLaughlin, Jonny Leahan
Year: 2015

In 1979, Arthur C. Clarke wrote a novel about an elevator to space. The mind-expanding documentary Sky Line  tells the story of the people who intend to build it. Dr. Bradley Edwards has a plan to build the elevator. All he needs to do is design the largest structure ever build, and material strong enough to make it work. Sky Line follows Dr. Edwards and his collaborators through their years working with NASA, raising equity, and creating companies and institutions to make this dream of science fiction a reality.

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