Three Thousand Years of Longing (2022)

Director: George Miller

Writer(s): George Miller (screenplay); A.S. Byatt (short story “The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye”); Augusta Gore (written by)

Starring: Idris Elba, Tilda Swinton, Megan Gale, Lachy Hulme, Kaan Guldur, Alyla Browne, Nicolas Mouawad, David Collins, Angie Tricker, Jason Jago, Hayley Gia Hughes, Berk Ozturk, Aiden Mckenzie, Ogulcan Arman Uslu, Erdil Yasaroglu, Shakriya Tarinyawat, Aska Karem, Ece Yüksel, James Dobbins Jones, Burcu Gölgedar, Jack Braddy, Aamito Lagum, Anna Adams, John Puckeridge-Webb, Hugo Vella, Amelia Patomaki, Sarah Houbolt, Randolph Fields, Pia Thunderbolt, Callum Moran, Tendai Dzwairo, Shane Miller, Tahlia Crinis, David Paulsen

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.

Release Date: August 31, 2022 (USA) | Length: 108 min | Genre: Drama, Fantasy | MPAA Rating: Rated R for some sexual content, graphic nudity and brief violence | Note(s): Original announcement. Premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2022. Above is the theatrical release date.