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Review | Three Thousand Years of Longing | 2022

In terms of bold cinematic visions playing at your local multiplex, it's difficult to fathom a bigger swing in recent memory than George Miller's  Three Thousand Years of Longing . Even harder to fathom is how Miller convinced a major studio to fund what is essentially a big budget art film and give it a wide release, especially in these overly cautious times.  But whatever djinn Miller wished to to make this happen came through in a big way, because Three Thousand Years of Longing is a thing of rare beauty that isn't afraid to take chances, be earnest, be messy, and above all be creative. Based on A.S. Bryatt's "The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye," the film tells the story of a narratologist named Alithea (Tilda Swinton) who unwittingly releases a djinn (Idris Elba) and is offered three wishes, which she must make in order to secure the djinn's freedom. Distrustful at first, fearing him to be a trickster, Alithea demands to learn more about his inten

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