• May 20,2022 (Cannes)
  • August 26, 2022 (United States)
  • September 1, 2022(Australia)


Tom Holkenborg


Starring by:

Idris Elba, Tilda Swinton

Actors and their roles:

  • Idris Elba as Djinn
  • Tilda Swinton as Alithea Binnie
  • Alyla Browne as young Alithea Binnie
  • Aamito Lagum as the Queen of Sheba
  • Burcu Gölgedar as Zefir
  • Matteo Bocelli as Prince Mustafa
  • Kaan Guldur as Murad IV
  • Jack Braddy as Ibrahim
  • Hugo Vella as young Ibrahim
  • Anna Adams as Sugar Lump
  • Pia Thunderbolt as Ezgi
  • David Collins as Jocular Storyteller
  • Anthony Moisset as Hotel Porter
  • Angie Tricker as Narratologist
  • Able Bond as Enzo
  • Peter Bertoni as Jack
  • Sage Mcconnell as Dormity Girl

also includes Harlan Norris, Leslie Krahner, George Zammit, Feride Earlap, Khoury Matthew, Burwaiss Ahmed.

Genres: Romance, Fantasy, Drama

 Country of origin: United States, Australia

Languages: English

Director: George Miller

Producer:  George Miller, Doug Mitchell

Writer:  George Miller, Augusta Gore

Distributor: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, United Artists Releasing (United States), Roadshow Entertainment (Australia).

Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1

Runtime: 108 minutes

Three Thousand Years of Longing Plot

The plot of the film “Three thousand years of longing ” revolves around Alithea Binnie (Tilda Swinton) who is a British scholar. She suffers from bizarre hallucinations of demonic beings. During one of the trips to Istanbul, she purchases a unique antique bottle from which  unleashes a Djinn . The Djinn (Idris Elba) offers to grant three wishes to her. As Alithea is a scholar of story and mythology, she knows all the cautionary tales of wishes gone wrong and argues that wishing is a mistake.

Story of the King and the Queen

The Djinn told Alithea about the three tales of his past and how he got trapped in the bottle. He tells the story of the Queen of Sheba (Aamito Lagum) and King Solomon who imprisons him in a bottle to keep Sheba for himself.

Three Thousand Years of Longing (2022) - IMDb

The second story centers on Gluten. Gluten was a young concubine in the palace of Suleiman the Magnificent. When she found the Djinn bottle, she wishes for Suleiman’s son, Mustafa to fall in love with her. But Mustafa was killed by his father. Gluten then hides the Djinn bottle.

The Djinn strolls the palace over the years. Later on, a concubine of Sultan Ibrahim finds this bottle. Djinn appears to her and asks her to make a wish. But she was scared and confused and wishes for Djinn to return to his bottle.

What other things Djinn told Alithea and whether she made a wish to him or not is revealed ahead in the film.

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The film grossed $1.4 million on its first day. Variety called it one of the biggest box office bombs of 2022 and said about the film: “These days, audiences are so savvy about the tricks at a filmmaker’s disposal that the movie’s greatest achievement is that it seizes our imagination (or perhaps that’s our attention deficit disorder being so brusquely manhandled) and holds it for the better part of two hours, defying us to anticipate what comes next.

Three Thousand Years of Longing Trailer

The three thousand years of longing trailer was released in May 2022. The trailer reveals the two main characters Alithea and Djinn. The introduces the character of Alithea a lonely English woman who finds a mysterious yet beautiful vial. From the trailer, fans get an insight into what the story is about.