Arabian Nights a blend of fable and grim reality: review

Arabian Nights 2.5 stars Starring Crista Alfaiate, Carlotto Cotta. Co-written and directed by Miguel Gomes. 381 minutes. Opens Friday at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Unrated. There are no magic carpets per se although there is plenty of fantasy, folklore and fable in Portuguese director Miguel Gomes’ epic-length three-part tale. Gomes is filmed running away from the camera…

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