Three Thousand Years of Longing

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  • R
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. read more

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.

Original Release

08/24/2022

US Release

08/31/2022

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Cast

Idris Elba Genie / The Djinn
Tilda Swinton Alithea Binnie / Alithea
David Collins Jocular Storyteller / Ozmet the Jocular
Kaan Guldur Young Murad IV
Sarah Houbolt Unsettling Man
Hayley Gia Hughes London Uni Student / London Uni. Student
Callum Moran Lurking Bystander
Jason Jago London Uni. Student / London Uni Student
Tendai Dzwairo London Uni Student / London Uni. Student
Angie Tricker Narratologist
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

George Miller

Writers

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

Cast

Idris Elba Genie / The Djinn
Tilda Swinton Alithea Binnie / Alithea
David Collins Jocular Storyteller / Ozmet the Jocular
Kaan Guldur Young Murad IV
Sarah Houbolt Unsettling Man
Hayley Gia Hughes London Uni Student / London Uni. Student
Callum Moran Lurking Bystander
Jason Jago London Uni. Student / London Uni Student
Tendai Dzwairo London Uni Student / London Uni. Student
Angie Tricker Narratologist
Aska Karem Airport Security Officer
Tahlia Crinis Istbl Lecture Theatre Female / Istbl Lecture Theatre Female (Uncredited)
David Paulsen Yael De Silva, Scholar of Narratology / Yael De Silva, Scholar of Narratology (Uncredited)
James Dobbins Jones Narratology Student
John Puckeridge-Webb London Uni Student / London Uni. Student
Jack Braddy Ibrahim
Hugo Vella Young Ibrahim
Alyla Browne Young Alithea
Berk Ozturk Bazar Young Shopkeeper / Semih The Driver / Bazzar Young Shopkeeper
Randolph Fields Airport Passenger

Producers

Craig McMahon Executive Producer
Victor Hadida Executive Producer
Dean Hood Executive Producer
Kevin Sun Executive Producer
George Miller Producer
Doug Mitchell Producer

Editors

Margaret Sixel

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