We’re giving away advanced screening passes to see Idris Eba’s Three Thousand Years of Longing! If you’d like to attend the screening, click HERE to get your passes.
The film stars Idris Elba & Tilda Swinton & is based on the short story “The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye” by A.S. Byatt. The film was directed by George Miller & written by George Miller & Augusta Gore. Three Thousand Years of Longing will hit theaters on August 26th.
While attending a conference in Istanbul, Dr. Alithea Binnie happens to encounter a djinn who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom. This presents two problems: first, she doubts that he’s real, and second, because she’s a scholar of story and mythology, she knows all the cautionary tales of wishes gone wrong. The djinn pleads his case by telling her fantastical stories of his past. Eventually, she’s beguiled and makes a wish that surprises them both.