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Drama | Fantasy
Frame Rate:
23.976 fps
English 5.1  
Run Time:
108 min
IMDB Rating:
6.9 / 10 
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Directors: George Miller [Director] ,

Movie Description:
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.


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A marvelous spiritual adventure.

What a grandeur ensemble between Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton.

A cautionary tale about human desire and what it means to love. The pacing was completely on point; I was engrossed right from the first few moments. The cinematography is beautiful. Miller who shows his versatility in a break from his typical movies. That being said it is noticeably a George Miller movie in style. Recommend this one very much, it does not feel too artsy but at the same time is not your "typical" fantasy movie. This movie is a marvelous artistic depiction of fundamental spiritual concepts that will leave some cold and indifferent while enchanting the initiated in the spiritual paths of the primordial tradition.

A pleasant escape

Three Thousand Years of Longing (2022)

After watching a good film in the cinema, I often sit through the end credits to reflect on what I have watched. I don't often do it at home, but this time I simply couldn't resist because of the majestic soundtrack and the subsequent song that was playing. Three Thousand Years of Longing has been on my watchlist since it's announcement because I love films about philosophical concepts such as human wishes. Having Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba as two leading actors, with George Miller behind the camera, further added to my anticipation.

This mature fairy tale is about an academic named Alithea who goes for a lecture to Istanbul and while exploring the local market, she purchases a beautiful bottle. The bottle ends up containing an ancient Djinn who has been around since the times of King Solomon. At first, Alithea claims that she is content with her life and refuses to make any wishes but as the Djinn tells her the stories of his previous masters, she begins to reconsider her earlier stance.

As I watched, I became suspicious if Alithea might actually have some mental issues which added further depth to the story, but in no way did it depeive the film of it's magical nature. Like a fairy tale the movie beams with mesmerizing visuals and I am not saying this lightly as the production value is second to none with a skilled use of colors, special effects and decorations.

In addition to looking and sounding beautiful, the balanced pacing and smooth editing allow the film's narrative to flow like a river. When it comes to the acting, Tilda and Idris demonstrate their maturity as actors who know what they are doing by swiftly establishing chemistry thanks to the simple yet meaningful dialogue that is equally enchanting and thought provoking. Like a good fairy tale, the film is brief, immersive and leaves a pleasant aftertaste that will make you wonder about the kind of wishes that you would have made.

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THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING is the story of a lonely scholar, Alithea (Tilda Swinton), who finds a Djinn (Idris Elba) while on vacation in Istanbul. The Djinn needs her to make three wishes so that he can be free.

The movie is visually stunning and the philosophical and psychological concepts about loneliness, desire, and what we wish for are interesting but superficially explored. The pacing is slow, and the plot is not particularly original or exciting. The individual stories about the Djinn's past are unexciting and the constant narration made me feel like I was listening to a story being read to me rather than watching a film. And Swinton and Elba don't have much chemistry which makes for an unengaging story.

Overall, I was disappointed with THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING. It's not a bad film, but it's not a great one either. If you're looking for some lightweight entertainment you might enjoy it. But if you're looking for an exciting and original story, you'll be disappointed.
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