Three Thousand Years of Longing

What would you wish for?

Three Thousand Years of Longing
Dr Alithea Binnie is an academic - content with life and a creature of reason. While in Istanbul attending a conference, she happens to encounter a Djinn 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.

108 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Nudity, Violence, Drug abuse).
Drama, Fantasy, Romance, On the art circuit
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Tilda Swinton, Idris Elba, Pia Thunderbolt, Berk Ozturk, Anthony Moisset, Alyla Browne
George Miller
ScreenplayGeorge Miller, Augusta Gore, from the story by A.S. Byatt
MusicJunkie XL
CinematographyJohn Seale
EditingMargaret Sixel
Sound formatsDolby Digital
Made in2022
Produced byKennedy Miller Mitchell, Kennedy Miller Productions, MGM, FilmNation Entertainment, CAA Media Finance

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

LanguageNone (sic)
NudityNone (sic)
SexNone (sic)
ViolenceNone (sic)
Drug abuseNone (sic)
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USA MPAA rating

R: RestrictedRated R for some sexual content, graphic nudity and brief violence
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What the Critics say
16 critics
Rottentomatoes critics
36 critics
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconAlthough its story isn’t as impressive as its visual marvels, it’s hard not to admire Three Thousand Years of Longing’s sheer ambition.

What the People say

503 Netizens

Average .. 59%



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