In theatres now is Three Thousand Years of Longing, George Miller’s latest epic action film. Seven years after his previously critically praised picture, Mad Max: Fury Road, the director of Mad Max and Happy Feet is releasing his latest fantasy drama. Miller stated in 2018 that he intended to return to directing with a new epic film. Here in this article, you will read about where to watch Three Thousand Years of Longing?
Reportedly, he has been working on the adaptation script for about twenty years, even when the novella was first released. Production was ultimately relocated to Australia and delayed until November 2020 as a result of the epidemic. The long-awaited debut of Three Thousand Years of Longing occurred at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.
Dr. Alithea and the Djinn will be played by the Oscar-winning Tilda Swinton (Only Lovers Left Alive) and Oscar-nominated Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom). John Seale, who worked with Miller on the cinematography of “Mad Max: Fury Road,” returns for this film. Miller and his daughter, Augusta Gore, wrote the screenplay for the picture together. Thankfully, you won’t have to wait 3000 years to see the film. Here’s how to catch the much-anticipated fantasy adaptation this month, though.
Three Thousand Years of Longing Trailer
On May 20, 2022, in time for its international premiere at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, MGM Studios published the first teaser. Alithea, played by Swinton, is introduced as the trailer’s narrator, which makes sense given that Alithea is a scholar with few friends. While on the road, she comes upon and purchases a peculiar bottle, which she later breaks open while trying to clean it.
From the bottle, Elba’s persona emerges as a Djinn and makes a wish for Alithea. Alithea is still wary of naming a wish because of the warnings in the folklore that have come before. In addition to stunning visuals, the teaser teases a wealth of historical and fantastical aspects.
Is Three Thousand Years of Longing Released In Theatres?
The film will debut in theatres across the United States on August 26, 2022, courtesy of MGM Studios and Roadshow Entertainment. The following table shows the release dates for various countries, including Australia, starting on September 1. The duration of the film is exactly 1 hour and 48 minutes, or 108 minutes.
|September 1||Australia, Germany, Greece, Singapore|
|September 2||UK, Spain, Bulgaria, Ireland, Poland, Taiwan|
|September 8/9||Hungary, Portugal, Iceland|
|September 14/16||Belgium, Finland, Turkey|
What Is Three Thousand Years of Longing About?
This movie was inspired by A.S. Byatt’s collection of short stories published in 1994 under the title The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye. The novella centers around a woman from England who, as a “narratologist” who researches mythology for a living, finds herself attending a convention in Turkey.
During her stay, she discovers a mystery bottle and opens it to find a Djinn, a genie-like spirit from Arabian folklore that can grant her three wishes if she behaves herself. However, her experience has taught her to exercise caution when making such requests, which makes for an intriguing interplay between her and the Djinn. Based on the official summary from the film’s website, it’s clear that the film is faithful to the novel in many key respects:
Dr. Alithea Binnie (Tilda Swinton) is a professor who is happy and sane. A Djinn (Idris Elba) she meets in Istanbul grants her three wishes in exchange for his freedom. There are two issues with this.
It’s possible that she doesn’t believe he exists for two reasons: first, she’s a story and myth expert, so she’s familiar with the admonitions about granting wishes. The Djinn tries to convince her of his innocence by recounting fascinating tales from his life. Eventually, she succumbs to his charms and makes a wish that catches them off guard.
Where To Watch Three Thousand Years of Longing Online?
The availability of the film via streaming services or video on demand has not yet been confirmed. It will, however, likely arrive soon after the film’s theatrical debut, perhaps by the end of the year.
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