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Three Thousand Years of Longing

Three Thousand Years of Longing

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.

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  • George Miller


  • Tilda Swinton
  • Idris Elba


  • A.S. Byatt
  • Augusta Gore
  • Augusta Miller
  • George Miller


  • Craig McMahon
  • Dean Hood
  • Doug Mitchell
  • George Miller
  • Kevin Sun
  • Rachael Gill
  • Victor Hadida

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