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Three Thousand Years of Longing

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director Icon director: George Miller

producer Icon producer: George Miller, Doug Mitchell

writer Icon writer: George Miller, Augusta Gore

cast Icon cast: Idris Elba, Tilda Swinton, Alyla Browne, David Collins

release date Icon release date: August 31st, 2022

runtime Icon runtime: 1 hr. 48 min.

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.