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Arabian Nights: Volume 3 - The Enchanted One

UK Release Date Friday, 06 May 2016
Certificate TBC
Director Miguel Gomes
Cast Crista Alfaiate, Américo Silva, Chico Chapas
Distributor New Wave Films


Scheherazade finds her storytelling abilities revived after an escape to the exquisite Archipelago. She turns down the attentions of Paddleman, despite his “excellent reproductive system”, but briefly takes up with a thief named Elvis and gets the confidence to launch her final tale, The Inebriating Chorus of the Chaffinches.

It’s a documentary style portrait of a community of working-class bird-trappers who train chaffinches to sing for competitions.

In the middle is an interlude, Hot Forest, in which a Chinese immigrant tells her unhappy story.

We return to the trapper Chico Chapas, and the volume ends with him walking a long road to the strains of the Langley Schools Project.

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