In the new film from visionary director George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road), a lonely scholar discovers a Djinn who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom.
Dr. Alithea Binnie (Tilda Swinton) is an academic -- content with life and a creature of reason. While in Istanbul attending a conference, she encounters 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; 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, to Alithea's eventual beguilment.
"Three Thousand Years of Longing is a glorious valentine to the power stories have to teach us about empathy and the human condition. See it in a cinema where Miller’s bold vision has the expanse needed for such an epic yet intimate tale." —Beth Accomando, KPBS.org
"Elba is great as the hopelessly romantic immortal. Swinton’s even better as the no-nonsense human hiding a tender core." —Charlotte O'Sullivan, London Evening Standard
Directed by: George Miller
Cast: Tilda Swinton, Idris Elba
United States | English | 2022 | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 108 minutes | R
SUNDAY SHOW IS OPEN CAPTION (subtitles will be present on-screen throughout the film)
PRE-SHOW WURLITZER PERFORMANCE:
Friday: Harvey Rossiter
Sunday: Glen DesJardins
Monday: Ruth Ann Burley
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