Three Thousand Years of Longing

A solitary scholar discovers an ancient bottle while on a trip to Istanbul and unleashes a djinn who offers her three wishes. Filled with reluctance, she is unable to come up with one until his stories spark in her a desire to be loved.

Directed by: George Miller Jane Griffin P.J. Voeten Jackson Ezard Guy Norris Xander Collier
Genres: Fantasy, Drama, Romance,
Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Kennedy Miller Productions, FilmNation Entertainment, CAA Media Finance, Elevate Production Finance,

Three Thousand Years of Longing - What would you wish for? - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 24-08-2022
  • Runtime: 108 Minutes
  • Popularity: 172.48
  • Vote Count: 270
  • IMDB Rating: 7.0
  • Budget: USD 60,000,000
  • Revenue: USD 2,876,000
  • Region: Australia ( AU ), United States of America ( US ),
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Photo Name Character
Tilda Swinton - Azwaad Movie Database Tilda Swinton Alithea Binnie
Idris Elba - Azwaad Movie Database Idris Elba Djinn
Ece Yüksel - Azwaad Movie Database Ece Yüksel Gülten
Zerrin Tekindor - Azwaad Movie Database Zerrin Tekindor Kösem
Erdil Yaşaroğlu - Azwaad Movie Database Erdil Yaşaroğlu Prof. Günhan
Lachy Hulme - Azwaad Movie Database Lachy Hulme Sultan Suleiman
Ogulcan Arman Uslu - Azwaad Movie Database Ogulcan Arman Uslu Murad IV
Kaan Guldur - Azwaad Movie Database Kaan Guldur Young Murad IV
Alyla Browne - Azwaad Movie Database Alyla Browne Young Alithea
Nicola Mouawad - Azwaad Movie Database Nicola Mouawad King Solomon
Photo Name Department
John Seale-Camera John Seale Camera (Director of Photography)
Roger Ford-Art Roger Ford Art (Production Design)
Kym Barrett-Costume & Make-Up Kym Barrett Costume & Make-Up (Costume Designer)
George Miller-Directing George Miller Directing (Director)
George Miller-Production George Miller Production (Producer)
George Miller-Writing George Miller Writing (Writer)
Doug Mitchell-Production Doug Mitchell Production (Producer)
Victor Hadida-Production Victor Hadida Production (Executive Producer)
Nikki Barrett-Production Nikki Barrett Production (Casting Director)
A.S. Byatt-Writing A.S. Byatt Writing (Short Story)

See Full Cast & Crew of Three Thousand Years of Longing


"Alithea" (Tilda Swinton) is a solitary scholar who travels to Istanbul to address a conference on the relative merits of myth v science. At the seminar, she starts to hallucinate and the seed is sown that perhaps the mystical is not so far-fetched as we might think! A visit to the Grand Bazaar sees her acquire a small blue bottle that, when attacked rather unceremoniously with an electric toothbrush, spills it's contents into her hotel room. A giant, hairy-legged Djinn (Idris Elba). In keeping with tradition, he offers her three wishes - but she is sceptical. Easy come, easy goes thinks she - and as the couple chat, she discovers just how he became incarcerated in this, his third, bottle. His are tales of love, lust, greed, power and sadness and he depicts them to her of his life of some thousands of years. He also declares just why it is so important that she actually makes her wishes; for without those he can never attain his freedom. It's good fun this film. An anthology of scenarios that entertain and amuse with a worldly and generous effort from the sagely Swinton who gradually falls in love with her now normal-sized companion. The dynamic between the two stars is engaging and effective, the latter delivering a charming contribution to a simple story of the problems of a series of unrequited loves over the centuries that will probably never find a straightforward solution! It's a quirky film, that moves along quickly and I really quite enjoyed it.

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MORE SPOILER-FREE REVIEWS @ "Three Thousand Years of Longing is one of the most ambitious films of the year. Relying on the genuinely charming, mesmerizing performances of Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton, George Miller approaches a famous cautionary tale through a distinctive form of storytelling, focusing on flashbacks narrated by the male protagonist. The multiple stories of the past aren't always fascinating, partially due to the chosen narrative method, which becomes repetitive despite enriching some of the core themes. The immersive, atmospheric visuals elevate the overall piece with significant impact, making this a cinematic experience to leave any viewer contemplating life, desire, loneliness, and happiness." Rating: B+

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