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October 5, 2022

Three Thousand Years of Longing

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Tilda Swinton releases Idris Elba in ‘3,000 years of longing’.

A Djinn in a bottle

Alithea Binnie is a lonely British scholar who occasionally suffers from bizarre hallucinations of demonic beings. During a trip to Istanbul, Alithea purchases an antique bottle from which she accidentally unleashes a Djinn that was trapped within it. The Djinn offers to grant Alithea three wishes if they are her heart’s desire, but Alithea argues that wishing is a mistake, accusing the Djinn of being a trickster. In response to her accusation, the Djinn proceeds to tell her three tales of his past and how he ended up trapped in the bottle.

The Djinn tells the story of the Queen of Sheba; the story of Gulten, a young concubine in the palace of Suleiman the Magnificent; and the third and fateful story of Murad IV and Ibrahim in which the Djinn is returned to his bottle and cast into the sea. The movie, ‘Three Thousand Years of Longing‘ is not the traditional ‘genie in a bottle’ tale but it’s one you’ll want to see.

This week at the Ballina Fair cinemas – visit: ballinafaircinemas.com.au


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