Indulge your senses, uncover your deepest desires, and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime as 3000 Years of Longing is about to make your wildest dreams come true.
Helmed by George Miller (Babe, Happy Feet, Mad Max: The Road Warrior & Mad Max: Fury Road) 3000 Years of Longing is adapted from the highly beloved short story The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye by A.S. Byatt.
Starring Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba, 3000 Years of Longing whisks the audience away on a mystical and epic adventure. The magical tale begins when Dr. Alithea Binnie (Swinton) travels to Istanbul to present at a conference. While looking for a souvenir, she finds herself strangely drawn to a file of trinkets and accidentally found a beautiful memento—unaware that this relic will change her life forever.
A mythical Djinn (Elba) reveals that he has been trapped in the relic, and offers Dr. Binnie three wishes in exchange for his freedom. As a solitary academic and creature of reason, Dr. Binnie doubts if he is real and reminds the Djinn of numerous cautionary tales of wishes gone wrong. Desperate for his freedom, Djinn pleads his case to the skeptical Dr. Binnie, who ultimately makes a wish that neither could have expected.
Hailed as a “visual feast” at this year’s Cannes International Film Festival, and earned a standing ovation that lasted six minutes, 3000 Years of Longing has garnered rave reactions across the globe.
From Go Asia Entertainment, 3000 Years of Longing will open in cinemas nationwide on September 14.