Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures presents
in association with FilmNation Entertainment, Elevate Production Finance, and Sunac
A Kennedy Miller Mitchell Production
A George Miller Film
“THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING”
What would you wish for?
Directed by: George Miller
Written by: George Miller and Augusta Gore
Based upon: The short story “The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye” by A.S. Byatt
Music by: Tom Holkenborg
Starring: Idris Elba, Tilda Swinton
Run Time: 1h 48m
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Dr. Alithea Binnie (Tilda Swinton) is an academic – content with life and a creature of reason. While in Istanbul attending a conference, she happens to encounter a Djinn (Idris Elba) who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom.
This presents two problems. First, she doubts that he is real, and second because she is 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 is beguiled and makes a wish that surprises them both.