Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Pollock Theater, UCSB

Arabian Nights: Volume Three, The Enchanted One  (2015)

Screening format: Blu-Ray (125 Minutes)

Director: Miguel Gomes

Event is free but a reservation is recommended to guarantee a seat

Inspired by the structure of One Thousand and One Nights, Miguel Gomes’s celebrated trilogy set in contemporary Portugal concludes its oneiric yet trenchant meditation on life under austerity measures with Arabian Nights: Volume Three, The Enchanted One (2015), in which Scheherazade briefly escapes the king, only to be returned to captivity. Once again confined to the palace, she regales the king nightly with an account of Lisbon-area bird trappers, which takes the form of a film-within-a-film.

A post-screening discussion will be moderated by Department of Film and Media Studies Professor Peter Bloom


Peter J. Bloom is Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at UC-Santa Barbara. He has published widely on French colonial and francophone film and media, but has been more recently working on the context for British colonial film and radio in Ghana and Malaya. His current project Onomatopoetics and Empire addresses the unifying context for radio-cinema modernity by reference to Counterinsurgency and Pan-Africanism.


Cannes Interview: Miguel Gomes by Nicolas Rapold at Film Comment

Cannes: Miguel Gomes' ARABIAN NIGHTS in Directors' Fortnight by Melanie Goodfellow at Screen Daily

Film of the Week: Arabian Nights by Jonathan Romney at Film Comment