Three Thousand Years of Longing (R)

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synopsis

Dr Alithea Binnie (Tilda Swinton) is an academic - content with life and a creature of reason. 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.

MovieGoer Review

I'm not sure whether I can argue that Three Thousand Years of Longing is among the best movies to be released during the so-called "post-pandemic" era (a time period that began in late May 2021) but it is one of the most singular, memorable... MORE

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synopsis

Dr Alithea Binnie (Tilda Swinton) is an academic - content with life and a creature of reason. 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.

MovieGoer Review

I'm not sure whether I can argue that Three Thousand Years of Longing is among the best movies to be released during the so-called "post-pandemic" era (a time period that began in late May 2021) but it is one of the most singular, memorable... MORE