Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba together in an extraordinary epic adventure, “3000 years of desire”
This September 14, it’s time to indulge your senses, discover your deepest desires, and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime… 3000 Years of Longing is about to make your wildest dreams come true.
Directed by George Miller (successful director of countless iconic films such as Babe, Pig in The City, Happy Feet and the mind-blowing franchise films Mad Max: The Road Warrior and Mad Max: Fury Road), 3000 Years of Longing is adapted of AS Byatt’s much-loved short story The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye.
Starring Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba, 3000 Years of Longing takes audiences on a mystical and epic adventure. The magical story begins when Dr. Alithea Binnie (Swinton) travels to Istanbul to give a presentation at a conference. While looking for a keepsake, she finds herself strangely drawn to a folder of trinkets and stumbles across a beautiful keepsake… not knowing that this relic will change her life forever.
A mythical Djinn (Elbe) reveals he has been trapped in the relic and offers Dr. Binne three wishes in exchange for his freedom. As a lonely scholar and creature of reason, Dr. Binnie doubts his reality and reminds the Djinn of many uplifting tales of wishes gone wrong. Desperate for his freedom, Djinn pleads his case to the skeptical Dr. Binnie, who ends up making a wish neither of them could have expected.
Moviegoers can look forward to a dazzling spectacle and the adventure of a lifetime in 2022’s must-see film. Hailed as a “visual feast” at this year’s Cannes international film festival, and earned a standing ovation which lasted 6 minutes, 3000 years of desire garnered rave reviews around the world. slashfilm.com proclaims, “This film reaffirms George Miller as one of the great movie magicians working today.” Awards Daily’s calls this film “a mythical extravaganza that packs an unexpected humanistic punch.” And IGN.com describes how: “Miller revitalizes Arabian Nights with a technological twist…while Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba give it their all.”
The two lead actors can’t wait for audiences to finally see the film on the big screen, with all of its unprecedented spectacle and gripping narrative.
“I think the biggest challenge has always been [being] aware that audiences have seen a version of this character, whether it’s a cartoon version or a comic version,” Idris said in an interview with Yahoo News. “I was really aware that this character was believable, relatable and interesting to watch. It has to be less than that [comical style] and something unique.
Swinton also shared his thoughts, “We were actually talking about this movie for several years before we started shooting. The more time passed, the more relevant I thought this movie was going to be,” she said. “People know more about being locked in a bottle for three thousand years than they knew three years ago,” she said. “They also know what it’s like to be locked up at home.”
From Go Asia Entertainment, 3000 Years of Longing will open in theaters nationwide on September 14.
Picture credits: Entertainment in Asia