Three Thousand Years of Longing
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.
Tilda Swinton, Idris Elba, Pia Thunderbolt
Australia, United States
- "It’s a film that passionately believes in the power of storytelling and its ability to make sense of the world — but it’s also about the value of accepting love."
- London Evening Standard
- "Miller has earned the right to make whatever he wants, whenever he wants, and to hell with the fans who demand more road warrior movies. I think that he made this one just for him. I suspect it’s turned out exactly as he hoped."
- Cannes Film Festival
- Jerusalem Film Festival
- Taoyuan Film Festival