Three Thousand Years of Longing

Released: 2022 Running Time: 108 mins

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Dr Alithea Binnie (Tilda Swinton) is an academic – a creature of reason and content with life. While in Istanbul attending a conference, she happens to encounter a Djinn (Idris Elba) who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom. This presents two problems. First, she doubts that he is real and second, because she is a scholar of story and mythology, she knows all the cautionary tales of wishes gone wrong. The Djinn pleads his case by telling her fantastical stories of his past. Eventually she is beguiled and makes a wish that surprises them both.

Key People:

Director: George Miller

Writer: George Miller, Augustus Gore from the short story by A S Byatt

Cinematography: John Seale

Production Design: Roger Ford

Music: Junkie XL

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