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Three Thousand Years of Longing

Dir: George Miller
Cast: Tilda Swinton, Idris Elba, Pia Thunderbolt
108mins   2022   US | Australia   no rating   English   

Dr Alithea Binnie is an academic - content with life and a creature of reason. While in Istanbul attending a conference, she happens to encounter a Djinn who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom.

But 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.

'A visual dazzler that wears its fantasy elements lightly and with playful humour' - Raphael Abraham, Financial Times