Three Thousand Years of Longing is a fantasy story by George Miller (Mad Max, Babe: Pig in the City), starring Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba. At a market in Istanbul, lone scientist Alithea Binnie (Tilda Swinton) buys an antique bottle that, back in her hotel room, turns out to contain a jinn.
Three Thousand Years of Longing genie from the bottle (Idris Elba) makes her three wishes and in the meantime tells a number of fairytale stories from 1001 nights about his lonely existence. The inevitable happens: Alithea falls in love with the jinn.
Three Thousand Years of Longing premiered on May 20, 2022 at the Cannes Film Festival (out of competition). The film will have its Dutch premiere at Film by the Sea. It is not yet known when Three Thousand Years of Longing will be shown in Dutch cinemas.
The 24th edition of Film by the Sea will take place this year from 9 to 18 September 2022 in Vlissingen, where a wide audience can enjoy more than 100 films from all corners of the world, with satellite programs throughout Zeeland.
The premiered the poster and trailer for "Once upon a time there was a genius" ("Three thousand years of longing"), the film by George Miller. It is, in fact, a modern version of the story "The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye" by A.S. Byatt, which hits theaters on September 8.
DeAPlaneta announces the release date of Three thousand years waiting for you (Three Thousand Years of Longing) in theaters. The new film by George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road), starring Idris Elba (Molly's Game) and Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton), can be seen in theaters from September 2.
Literature Dr. Alithea Binnie (Tilda Swinton) seems to be happy with her life although she faces the world with some skepticism. She suddenly meets a genie (Idris Elba) who offers to grant her three wishes in exchange for her freedom.
At first, Ella Alithea refuses to accept the offer as she knows that all tales of granting wishes end badly. The genie defends her position by telling her various fantastic stories from her past. Finally, she allows herself to be persuaded and will make a wish that will surprise them both.
The film had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, where the director and his stars, Tilda Swinton (The French Dispatch, Doctor Strange, The Human Voice) and Idris Elba ("Thor", "Avengers: Infinity War" were present. , “The Suicide Squad”).
It is about a fantastic adventure where a woman, Alithea discovers a genie in a lamp. She is aware that no wish granted story has a happy ending, and so she refuses to make the 3 wishes of hers that would free the genie.
He, in an effort to convince her of her, tells her of her adventures through time between the ages of kings and pharaohs and how having loved the wrong woman forced him to become a prisoner of this bottle, alone, for the eternity. He longs for freedom, she longs for company, perhaps they will find in each other what they always wanted and needed.
The new film by George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road) entitled Three Thousand Years of Longing will have its world premiere in the Official Section (out of competition) of the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, which will take place from 17 to 28 of May.
Literature Dr. Alithea Binnie seems to be happy with her life although she faces the world with some skepticism. She suddenly meets a genie who offers to grant her three wishes in exchange for her freedom. At first, Ella Alithea refuses to accept the offer as she knows that all tales of granting wishes end badly. The genie defends her position by telling her various fantastic stories from her past. Finally, she allows herself to be persuaded and will make a wish that will surprise them both.
The film stars Idris Elba (Molly's Game) and Tilda Swinton (Oscar winner for her role in Michael Clayton). With a budget of 60 million dollars, it is produced by Doug Mitchell, a regular in George Miller's filmography.
After surprising critics and audiences with Mad Max: Fury Road in 2015, George Miller returns to the Cannes Film Festival with Three Thousand Years of Longing, a story full of fantasy, adventure and romance, which will soon hit Spanish cinemas in the DeAPlaneta's hand.
This 2022 is being the year of the return to the director's chair for many prolific directors. David Cronenberg premieres Crimes of the Future and has already announced his next film, and he's not the only returning filmmaker.
George Miller, whose last job from the chair was Mad Max: Fury Road, in 2015, presents Three Thousand Years of Longing, his new feature film, at the Cannes Film Festival. It is an adaptation of the novel The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye, by British author A. S. Byatt.
Three Thousand Years of Longing has released a first 19-second teaser to anticipate the release of its first full trailer this Friday. We leave you below the progress to whet your appetite.
Idris Elba plays a Djinn, a genie, who tries to convince an academic (Tilda Swinton) to let him grant her three wishes. However, do not be fooled by a simplified premise, the film has received an R rating in the United States for some sexual content, nudity and violence.
The official synopsis of the film further expands this fantastic story to which George Miller invites us. Let's take a look at it.
Firstly, she doubts that he is real, and secondly, as she is a student of history and mythology, she knows all the tales that warn of wishes gone wrong. The Djinn pleads his case by telling flowery stories from his past. Eventually, she is fooled into making a wish that surprises them both."
In addition to Three Thousand Years of Longing, George Miller continues to prepare Furiosa, the prequel to Mad Max: Fury Road that will star Anya Taylor-Joy as the young version of Charlize Theron's character.
Three Thousand Years of Longing (Australia-United States/2022): Direction: George Miller. Cast: Idris Elba, Tilda Swinton, Nicolas Mouawad, Aamito Lagum, Megan Gale, Zerrin Tekindor, Oğulcan Arman Uslu, Zack Braddy, Anna “Betty” Adams, and Burcu Gölgedar. Screenplay: George Miller and Augusta Gore, based on the short story The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye, by A.S. Byatt. Photography: John Seale. Editing: Margaret Sixel. Music: Tom Holkenborg. Duration: 108 minutes.
Everything that we can question Three Thousand Years of Longing for bombastic, pretentious, arbitrary, confusing and overflowing also happens to be a merit in the current scheme dominated by predigested and prefabricated blockbusters. If one had to define it in two opposite and complementary sentences, we could say that it is a failed film and at the same time very deserving of being seen on the big screen.
Dr. Alithea Binnie (Tilda Swinton), an expert in narratology, is in Istanbul to give a lecture on history and mythology. But soon the intellectual will give way to the fantastic. After passing through the city's Grand Bazaar, she will awaken an ancient genie named Djinn (Idris Elba), who will grant her three wishes in exchange for his freedom.
we are not facing an emulator of Aladdin but rather the transposition of the story The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye, by A.S. Byatt, who drinks from all kinds of sources (from The Arabian Nights to Joseph Campbell) to offer a hallucinatory, surreal journey, with a certain new age bias and pure CGI that questions the basic elements of perception.
There is something of the classic genres such as adventure films, romance and the most unbridled fantastic, a lot of imagination and pretensions when it comes to trying and risking (formal experimentation is welcome), but also a certain chaos and drift in the accumulation that make the somewhat chaotic, disconcerting and ultimately exhausting experience.
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While George Miller is currently probably somewhere in a desert to direct the Mad Max: Fury Road prequel Furiosa with Chris Hemsworth and Anya Taylor-Joy, the German start date of his film Three Thousand Years of Longing is approaching, which will premiere in spring celebrated in Cannes. After there was already a first trailer in May, we can present you another trailer shortly before the cinema release. Have fun.
Three Thousand Years of Longing is an adaptation of the short story The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye by A.S. Byatt. It stars Oscar winner Tilda Swinton (Suspiria) and Idris Elba (Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw). We've included the official synopsis below for you, so all that's left for us to do is to let you know that the film will hit theaters on September 1st.
dr Alithea Binnie (Tilda Swinton) lives contentedly surrounded by books and myths. A conference takes them to Istanbul. When she visits the bazaar, she discovers an old glass bottle.
Back at her hotel, Alithea watches in amazement as a Djinn (Idris Elba) escapes from the vessel. And just like in the lore, the genie offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom. But Alithea hesitates. The jinn tries to win her over with stories from his life and times long past, from adventures and love. Touched by his experiences, Alithea finally makes a wish that will change both of their lives forever.
For a few weeks, director George Miller has been immersed in the filming of Furiosa, the film about the origins of Imperator Furiosa, the memorable character that Charlie Theron played in Max Max: Fury Road (2015), which is now assumed by Anya Taylor -Joy in a younger version.
But this 2022 is also a premiere for the renowned Australian filmmaker: within the framework of the last edition of the Cannes Film Festival, Three thousand years of longing, his most recent demonstration of boundless imagination and power as a narrator, was screened for the first time.
Based on the collection of stories published by writer A.S. Byatt in 1994, the film follows a Ph.D. in literature (Tilda Swinton) who crosses paths with a genie (Idris Elba) who offers to grant her three wishes. After her initial refusal, she begins to tell him the fantastic stories of her past.
"Three thousand years of longing is moving, more than it seems to be prepared for most of its runtime, and more than its disjointed structure seems to allow," the IndieWire portal noted in its review, calling it "bombastic." and assuring that "the chemistry between Swinton and Elba becomes more and more powerful".
As confirmed by its local distributor, its release in Chilean theaters will take place on September 1, a week after its arrival in theaters in the United States.