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Three Thousand Years of Longing

Three Thousand Years of Longing

Score: 4.77 / 10

Director: George Miller
Producer: Doug Mitchell, George Miller
Studio: Elevation Pictures
Starring: Idris Elba, Tilda Swinton, Alyla Browne, Kaan Guldur, Berk Ozturk, Aska Karem, Hayley Hughes, Angie Tricker
Genre: Fantasy
Running Time: 108 minutes

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Three Thousand Years of Longing movie reviews

  • 7

    Three Thousand Years of Longing

    Saturday, September 3, 2022 12:47:40 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    I greatly enjoyed this film. Very entertaining and action packed, with great lead actors. Part fantasy, part love story, part Aladdin! Great story telling - very engaging, exciting, not scary, and quite lovely. I really didn't want it to end, and was happy when it didn't and could have. I bet you would pick up a lot more with watching it a 2nd or 3rd time. I love the interaction/chemistry of the 2 just hanging out, chilling in their bathrobes, strangers sharing their lives.

  • 6

    Three Thousand Years of Longing

    Friday, August 26, 2022 9:13:51 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    A different kind of love story. If you liked the movie "The shape of water", you will like this movie. It makes you think about what would your three wishes be. What is important to you?

  • 5

    Three Thousand Years of Longing

    Wednesday, August 17, 2022 10:57:20 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    The film is based on A.S. Byatt's short story The Djinn in the Nightingales Eye first published in 1994. The homosapiens should rather be more homo-narrans. That the storytelling ape is really what we're, more than wise; or rather, maybe the wisdom comes from being storytellers. How do you make it feel progressive? Where to up the emotion, where to lower, where to become quiet, where to get loud? Within that one space, it's a jigsaw. What happens with jumping to third person to let the listener fill in the blanks? If you do a little digging, you start to see that some of the greatest storytellers do it naturally and some do it in a more manipulated way. Significant changes are made to the screenplay, first with Zoom rehearsals, then in the room together, to examine every dimension of the screenplay. What's most important is the interplay between the two characters. What the conflict between them reveals. Its not so much what an individual actor does, but what the two of them do to each other. The film plays out first in a hotel room in Istanbul, then back and forth between the shifting timeframes of the Djinns past and the present, with a third act set in a house in London. When we go into the cinema, its a kind of public dreaming, You are invited into the story, and hopefully caught up in it. Sharing dreams with strangers, on the big screen. "Three Thousand Years Of Longing" sits as a time capsule, reconsider how important narrative is in our lives. What happened to us with the pandemic, and other global forces, there's been a threat to the possibility of us being able to create narratives. We're getting used to finding a way to renegotiate how we create narratives. Being story-less is not a good place for human beings to be. It's a threat to our mental health. So, bring on "Three Thousand Years Of Longing", to re-evaluate the narrative drive in our systems. Written by Gregory Mann