Get ready to witness the adventure of a lifetime on the big screen.
Moviegoers will have a blast this month as 3000 Years of Longing is set to hit Philippine cinemas. Starring Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton, it will take audiences on an epic adventure.
It begins with Dr. Alithea Binnie’s (Swinton) trip to Istanbul. She’s to attend a conference there. While looking for a souvenir, she finds a beautiful trinket. What she doesn’t know is that it’ll change her life forever.
Turns out, that a mythical Djinn (Elba) was trapped there. He offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom. Dr. Binnie doubts the Djinn and reminds the mythical creature that wishes can go wrong. Desperate for his freedom, Djinn pleads his case to Dr. Binnie. She ends up making a wish that neither could have expected.
George Miller helmed 3000 Years of Longing. He also directed the iconic films Babe and Happy Feet. He most recently worked on Mad Max: The Road Warrior & Mad Max: Fury Road. This movie is an adaptation of the A.S. Byatt short story “The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye.”
The movie also earned praises at this year’s Cannes International Film Festival. People called it a “visual feast.” The movie also had a standing ovation that lasted six minutes.
Elba and Swinton can’t wait for audiences to finally see the movie on the big screen.
“I was conscious for this character to be believable and interesting to watch. It’s got to be less than that [comical style] and something unique,” Elba said in an interview with Yahoo News.
Swinton echoed his sentiments. She said, “We talked about this film for several years before we started shooting. The more time went by, the more relevant I thought this film was going to be.”
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