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Film Festival Reports

NYFF 2015. ARABIAN NIGHTS BY MIGUEL GOMES

By Tanner Tafelski

Sprayed on a wall near the end of the first part of Gomes’ epic film is the graffiti message: “Chaos is my life.” Shortly, after a countdown, that cryptic statement blasts on the soundtrack. It’s the title of a song by the Scottish punk band, The Exploited, which could work as both a characterization of this film and the state of Portugal during its economic crisis in 2013 and 2014.

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