Portuguese Cinema

The Ornithologist – first look review

By Matthew Eng

Button-pushing auteur João Pedro Rodrigues returns with a work of tantalising, twisty spirituality.

A musical journey through the films of Miguel Gomes

By David Jenkins

With his spectacular new three-part film, Arabian Nights, director Miguel Gomes proves himself to be a grand master of combining music and image.

How cinema is tackling Europe’s austerity crisis

By Tom Bond

Miguel Gomes, Jacques Audiard and others are capturing a shifting continental mood.

Arabian Nights

By David Jenkins

Drone strikes, exploding whales and a Portugal on the brink of collapse... Miguel Gomes’ astonishing latest is a new breed of movie epic.

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Miguel Gomes: ‘This film is like a secret door that I entered’

By David Jenkins

The Portuguese writer/director on his wondrous three-part epic Arabian Nights.

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