THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING
2022 / 108 minutes / USA / English
Closed captions and hearing/visual assist devices available
Ends Thursday, September 15, 2022
Legendary director George Miller returns for his first new film since 2015’s “Mad Max: Fury Road.”
“A visual dazzler that wears its fantasy elements lightly and with playful humour.” – Financial Times
“Sentimental, fantastical, and unabashedly moony, it’s a romance and a storytelling apologia all in one.” – Vox
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.