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: Tilda Swinton, Idris Elba, Pia Thunderbolt, Berk Ozturk, Anthony Moisset, Alyla Browne, Sage Mcconnell, Abel Bond, Agani Gecmez, Ayantu Usman, Peter Bertoni, Lianne Mackessy, Harlan Norris, Leslie Krahner, George Zammit, Feride Eralp, Khoury Matthew, Burwaiss Ahmed, Anna Adams, Michelotti Edoardo, Ronny Mouawad, Prakash Paul, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, Olivia Porter, Quaden Bayles, Botan Ozer, Georgiou Thomas, Arshia Dehghani, Talia Tulin Sert, Jean-Marc Agbogba, Kaan Guldur, Hugo Vella, Peter Stephens, Simon Abraham, Bryony Pyke, Hana Habbouche, Jyoti Barry, Madeline Berner, Kathleen Coffey, Nikki Hooppell, Stephanie Julien, Elyse Metaxas, Debbie Correia, Laura Foster, Ashleigh Geitzmann, Hannah Robinson, Felicity Tchorlian, Kate Wake, Mary P, Ron Hicks, Glenn Levett, Danny Lim, Eva Maria Barboza, Lulu Pinkus, Karen Ainley, Aska Karem, Melissa Kahraman, Bridget Maizey, Eric John Presnell, Nolan Zadarnowski, Patryk Zadarnowski, Nathan Susskind, Matteo Bocelli, David Collins, Megan Gale, Nicolas Mouawad, Eric Presnall, Jack Braddy, Tahlia Crinis, Tendai Dzwairo, Randolph Fields, Burcu Gölgedar, Sarah Houbolt, Hayley Gia Hughes, Lachy Hulme, Jason Jago, James Dobbins Jones, Aamito Lagum, Aiden Mckenzie, Callum Moran, Amelia Patomaki, David Paulsen, John Puckeridge-Webb, Emma Suringa, Shakriya Tarinyawat, Angie Tricker, Ogulcan Arman Uslu, Erdil Yasaroglu, Ece Yüksel

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. READ REVIEW

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. I was not able to identify everyone because of their generic roles in the movie.