Three Thousand Years of Longing

Three Thousand Years of Longing

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George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road) directs this romantic fantasy epic about a lonely woman who encounters a wish-granting djinn while holidaying in Instanbul. Starring Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba.

2022Rating: R108 minsUSAFilmNation Entertainment, Kennedy Miller Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
FantasyRomance
Director:
George Miller ('Mad Max', 'Mad Max: Fury Road')
Writer:
George Miller
Cast:
Tilda SwintonIdris ElbaDavid CollinsKaan Guldur

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Three Thousand Years of Longing | Reviews

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A consciously unfashionable fantasy about a wary academic and a chatty genie that may leave you wishing for more...

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Slash Film

Slash Film

A fairy tale with more in common with Babe than Mad Max, this movie reaffirms George Miller as one of the great magicians of cinema working today.

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The Irish Times

The Irish Times

The sense that conventions of myth are being deconstructed is lost from Byatt’s original story, but there is enough flash here to dispel any boredom.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

It's a gentler, sadder movie than the dizzying trailer suggests, and less driven by plot than a stickler for storytelling like Alithea might prefer...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

(It) strains so hard for beguilement and timelessness that it’s ponderous and heavy.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

A curious film, messy in all its ambition but consistently transfixing, an earnest labour of love...

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IGN

IGN

An epic fairy-tale that will make you wish for a better ending.

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The Times

The Times

Destined to become a cult favourite...

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IndieWire

IndieWire

A bittersweet modern fairy tale from one of cinema’s most bombastic virtuosos...

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Time Out

Time Out

Despite a committed Idris Elba and a winning dash of fantasy, George Miller’s romantic fairy tale fails to spark...

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

There will be many people for whom it is love at first sight, and people in whom it provokes a wild allergic reaction.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

While Swinton and Elba make smooth work of the fairy-tale-toned dialogue, they simply lack the chemistry to make their tryst convince as romance.

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Total Film

Total Film

An inventively fanciful and broadly enjoyable palate cleanser before Furiosa rides again.

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Three Thousand Years of Longing | Release Details

Three Thousand Years of Longing is coming to cinemas in New Zealand on 01 September 2022.