SESSION: Saturday 6th August at 6pm

For it's 70th-anniversary year, MIFF returns with an expansive program of acclaimed international and Australian cinema, esteemed guests, premieres, galas, talks and special events. See full program here.

Three Thousand Years of Longing

(2022, dir. George Miller, w/ Tilda Swinton, Idris Elba, Pia Thunderbolt)

Three Thousand Years of Longing will finish at approximately 7:56pm.

Fussy loner Alithea Binnie is a narratologist: an academic who studies stories. Visiting Istanbul for a conference, she buys an interesting old glass bottle in the Grand Bazaar. When she later tries to clean it, she accidentally releases a cloud of coloured smoke and – you guessed it – a sexy djinn, who offers to grant her three wishes in exchange for his freedom. Even as she savours the djinn’s manifold tales of love and hubris, Alithea is professionally suspicious; she knows every trope and cliché, every predictable ending. So how will she use her own wishes to find a happily-ever-after for her trapped companion … and maybe even for herself? (IMDB)

FILM INFO Not reviewed.